Aquatics & Safety FAQs

Yes.  A minimum of 2 lifeguards will always be on duty.  
 Yes.  We offer private lessons for members.  Private Swim Lessons
 No.   Anyone can rent the Aquatics Center.  
 Any faculty, staff, student, or alumni is eligible for a membership, along with immediate family members.  
 Campus Recreation utilizes Calcium Hypochlorite and UV sanitation for superior water quality.  
 Yes.  All life jackets must be Coast Guard approved.  Puddlejumpers are allowed.  We also have life jackets for any guest to use.  
 The pool temperature may fluctuate slightly every day, but it is usually 83-84 degrees.  
 The spa temperature may fluctuate slightly every day, but it is usually 102-103 degrees.  
 Yes.  For any family or group who does not want to use the men's or women's locker rooms, we offer family restrooms on the 3rd floor. 
 Yes.  For any guest who does not wish to use the men's or women's locker rooms, we offer a gender neutral restroom on the 3rd floor.
 Pool parties can be booked online or in person at Campus Recreation.  Pool Party Rental 
When you book a pool party, it includes 4 lifeguards and a host to help you.  We also provide 4 tables to eat at and 2 additional tables for food, presents, etc.  You pay for 30 swimmers, and additional swimmers may be added by paying extra in advance.  Your payment gets you a 2-hour pool party with 15 minutes before for set up and 15 minutes after for clean up.
Yes.  During organized pool events, all youth 12 and under will be asked to take a brief swim test.  Lifeguards also reserve the right to request a swim test of any guest if they feel it is needed.  

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Coordinator of Aquatics:

Craig Gosnell

423-425-5682 (Office)

craig-gosnell@utc.edu