Recreational aquatics provides a safe and inclusive environment for all, and we promote private swim lessons, recreation classes, special events, open rec swim, as well as job opportunities.

Rec Swim is offered at two outdoor locations on the Stanford campus; the Avery Aquatic Center and Avery Recreation Pool. The Avery Aquatic Center is a 50 meter pool setup in long course meters. Avery Recreation Pool is a 50-meter pool setup in short course yards, located on the west side of campus at the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center

  • AOERC Avery Recreation Pool – 285 Santa Teresa Street,
    Stanford, CA 94305
  • Avery Aquatic Center – 235 Sam MacDonald Mall,
    Stanford, CA 94305

Offerings and programs can change each quarter so be sure to check back frequently for any additions or changes. 

Events (TBD)

Stanford Rec Pool Hours

Summer Pool Hours (June 17-Sept 22)

Summer Hours (6/17 - 9/22)      
Avery Aquatic Center
Rec Swim
Avery Rec Pool @AOERC
Rec Swim
7:00AM - 8:00PM 8:00AM - 6:00PM10:00AM - 6:00PM
Family Swim
11:00AM - 6:00PM11:00AM - 6:00PM11:00AM - 6:00PM

*Hours Subject to Change

Eligible Stanford Affiliates can use our swim facilities during set hours throughout the year. We also host “family swim hours” for those with children under 18 years old. During the summer, Family Swim is 7 days a week (Monday-Sunday) during specified hours.

For standard operating hours for the pools during the school year, visit the facility hours page: For the latest closures and hour updates, see the section below.

Upcoming Pool Closures and Hour Changes

Avery Rec Pool (AOERC)


Avery Aquatic Center

  • CLOSED for Rec Swim: July 29 – August 9


Stanford Students, Faculty/Staff, Fellow/Visiting Scholar/Post Doc, Community


Interested in working with Stanford Aquatics? We’re currently hiring lifeguards and swim Instructors! if you are Interested In
learning more or submitting an application, visit our employment page for more details.

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Contact Us

Contact Us


Avery Recreation Pool (ARP)
285 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA
(650) 498-0756

Avery Aquatic Center (AAC)
235 Sam McDonald Mall, Stanford, CA
(650) 498-0756

Jennifer Cobarrubias
Assistant Director of Aquatics