Anderson Hall Pool

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The NIU swimming pool, located in Anderson Hall offers lap and open swim times year round. The Anderson pool has five 25-yard swim lanes and a deep well section but no diving is allowed.

To access the pool you must:

  • Have a current NIU Recreation membership. All full-time students are members. Memberships may be purchased online or in-person at the Rec Center.
  • Pre-register your swim times on myrec.niu.edu. Current student, faculty, or staff members login with your NIU credentials.
    • Time slots are open eight days prior for booking.
    • Lifeguards will confirm your registration. Show your Onecard or Community Card at each swim session.
    • You may come and go anytime within the two hours sessions.
    • Be sure to cancel to open the timeslot to others.
    • If you have any issues, please call the Rec Center at 815-753-0231 or email recreation@niu.edu for support.
  • Pool equipment including pull buoys and kickboards are available for use. Please return used equipment to the lifeguards for cleaning.

Lap Swim Hours