Starting January 6th, the Avery Rec Pool at the AOERC will no longer be keeping ID cards to check out equipment. You may still bring your ID card so we can scan it. This will make the equipment checkout process faster. If you don’t have your ID card, you will still be able to check out equipment, however, it will take longer.

Stanford Aquatics

Stanford 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 Recreation Pool is located on the west side of campus at the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center and the Avery Aquatic Center is located on the east side of campus.

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

The Avery Recreation Pool is a 50-meter pool setup in short course yards. The Avery Aquatic Center is a 50 meter pool setup in long course meters or short course yards depending on availability and circumstances. 

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

Stanford Pool Hours

Academic Year Rec Swim Pool Hours

Academic Year Pool Hours    

Avery Aquatic Center

Avery Rec Pool @AOERC

Monday - Friday
10AM - 2PM
7AM - 8PM
9AM - 5PM
Family Swim : 12PM-5PM
12PM - 5PM
Family Swim : 12PM-5PM

*Hours Subject to Change

During school breaks and holidays, Family Swim Hours are from 10am – 2pm.

Looking for year-round Youth Access Hours and Policies? Click here!

Upcoming Pool Closures and Hour Changes

FacilityDateHour Change 
Avery Aquatic Center3/19Rec Swim is CANCELLED
Avery Rec Pool (@ AOERC)

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. For youth access information, visit this page.

For standard operating hours, visit the facility hours page:

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

Additional Swim Opportunities

Stanford Affiliates and Community Members can also join the Masters Swimming Program at the Avery Aquatic Center. For more information, visit their website.

Click here to visit our special events page!


Interested in working with Stanford Aquatics? We’re currently hiring lifeguards and swim instructors! 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