WOW Workouts! (Workout of the week)

Spring is here and that means WOW Workouts are back, starting March 29th!

How to participate:

  • Visit the Avery Rec Pool @ AOERC during your swim reservation and ask a lifeguard for a WOW Workout when turning in your swim card.
  • Workouts stay the same for an entire week. Each Monday, a new workout will be put out.
  • After you complete your workout, return it to the lifeguard as you exit the pool deck. Enter your name into the drawing for a chance to win Stanford gear or a grand prize gift certificate to SwimOutlet.
  • Raffle drawings and announcements will be Monday, May 31.

Make a reservation for Rec Swim or Splash and Dash at the Avery Rec Pool!

For any questions regarding rec swim, family swim, and splash & dash, please contact

Stanford Rec Swim Pool Hours

Academic Year Pool Hours   

Avery Aquatic Center

Avery Rec Pool @AOERC

Monday - Friday
Family Swim : Unavailable
Rec Swim & Splash and Dash
8AM - 8PM
Family Swim : Unavailable
Family Swim : Unavailable
Rec Swim & Splash and Dash
12PM - 5PM
Family Swim Included
Family Swim : Unavailable
Rec Swim & Splash and Dash
12PM - 5PM
Family Swim Included

*Hours Subject to Change

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 usually 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. Due to COVID-19, Rec Swim is only offered at the Avery Rec Pool at the AOERC.

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

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.  

The Belardi Pool has a high gutter edge, be careful when exiting the pool!

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

FAQ + More Info

Current info for affiliate reservations and registration

At this time, these are the Stanford affiliations eligible to make reservations to access the fitness center and register for open-air classes. We understand that there are still questions regarding access to facilities and programs; we hope to get clarification in the coming days and will update you on our newsletter and social media channels

  • Students who are approved to be on campus
  • Staff who are approved to be on campus
  • Faculty
  • Post Docs
  • Alumni, Retirees, and Emeritus that live *in the Academic Zones.
  • Courtesy Card Holders who live *in the Academic Campus Zone, Campus Zones, or faculty subdivision
  • Hospital Fellows
  • Hospital Resident
  • Hospital Employees
  • Alumni who do not live *on campus
  • Courtesy cardholders who do not live *on campus
  • Rec ID Cardholders who do not live *on campus
*Per Stanford's campus zones guidelines, please visit for more information. 
As President Tessier-Lavigne mentioned in his email, we hope that these changes will only be temporary, and we can return to servicing the entire community as soon as possible.
Lane Reservation Policies
  • When arriving at your lane reservation, please keep in mind that lanes are systematically assigned based on which areas are available. In alignment with our COVID-19 reopening policies, we assign lanes in order to maintain physical distancing and limit participants passing each other. Therefore, Lap Swim and Splash & Dash participants are not eligible to pick their own lane/zone. In addition, participants are not allowed to wait for their lane/zone they want to become available due to our Swim and Go policy. We can make exceptions for those needing an ADA lane, which is available in lanes 1, 6, and 16.
  • Each reservation is 45 minutes long. We kindly as you to exit the water no later than the 45-minute mark.
Splash and Dash

Splash and Dash zones divide the pool into two zones that can be shared with members of the same household/living unit. In Splash and Dash zones, you can have some family fun by taking a dip in the pool, relax and cool off with your roommates on a hot summer day or come by yourself and enjoy the water! Splash and Dash zones are NOT for lap swim.

Reservation Cancellations

Reservation Cancellations: you must cancel your reservation on your own (see 'How To Cancel Your Swim Reservations' below).  Reservations must be canceled at least 2 hours prior to your reservation to avoid a no show.  You are allowed one free no show if you no show. For a second no show, you will lose your swim reservation privileges for the following week.

In-person fitness classes are currently suspended due to COVID-19. While classes are suspended, we invite you to participate in free, virtual fitness classes from Recreation & Wellness.

AOERC Facility Walkthrough


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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