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The Student Recreation Center outdoor pool is the perfect place for you to swim, play and relax.

Open seasonally to Campus Recreation members and pool members, the zero-depth entry pool features a 270-foot lazy river and a huge multipurpose area, with plenty of space to hang out with friends or join an impromptu game of basketball or volleyball in the water. An island in the middle of all the fun, the diving well is the perfect place to practice your diving skills or compete in a cannonball contest.

Get a full-body workout by swimming laps in one of our three lap lanes or joining an aqua group fitness class, and relax afterward in our 23-person spa hot tub with hydrotherapy jets.

Equipment Offered:

  • Inner tubes
  • Pool noodles
  • Kick boards
  • Pull buoys
  • Life jackets for children

Enjoy lunch at one of our tables on the pool deck, or sit back and read a book in a lounger by the water. The locker rooms feature changing areas, restrooms and showers so you can go from pool to the classroom with ease.

Events at the pool
Campus Rec hosts several aquatic events during the pool season, ranging from concerts to dive-in movies and contests. Organizations may reserve the pool for events, like student group gatherings, project graduations, end-of-year school parties, birthday parties and camps.


With two outdoor basketball courts, two sand volleyball courts and horseshoe pits, the outdoor courtyard at the Student Recreation Center is your place for outdoor games and fun. The courtyard also features shaded seating, two outdoor showers, and lighting that helps you take your game into the evening so you can stay and play with us.

The outdoor courtyard is connected to the pool deck and allows for an easy dip in the pool during open season. The courtyard is available for reservation. Pick up any outdoor equipment, like basketballs or volleyballs, at the front desk of the Student Recreation Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

Outdoor Pool

Is pool towel service offered?

We do not provide a pool towel service at this time.

Am I allowed to bring my own tubes or floats?

You are not permitted to bring your own tubes and floats. Inner tubes and noodles are available for guests to use.

What type of personal floatation device is allowed for my child?

Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal life jackets are permitted. We offer a limited number of life jackets that can be used by guests.

Is my life jacket U.S. Coast Guard approved?

All approved life jackets will have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved number on the label.

What are the rules concerning my child wearing a personal floatation device?

If a child is wearing any form of personal floatation device, an adult must be within three feet of the child.

Who must take a swim test to use the diving board or enter the pool without an adult?

Our policy is that all children 8 years old or younger must take a swim test to be able to swim without a guardian within 3 feet or use the diving well. Any person, at the discretion of the Campus Rec lifeguard on duty, may be asked to take a swim test to re-enter the diving well.

What is the swim test?

The person taking the swim test must jump into the water, recover to the surface then swim the length of one lap lane (25 meters) without touching the bottom of the pool. The person passes at the discretion of a Campus Rec lifeguard.



Campus Recreation Department
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Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
1817 Wilson Drive

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13016, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962