Swasey Indoor Pool

Swasey Indoor Pool
Swasey pool

The Henry "Hank" C. Swasey indoor pool, located in the Field House, was dedicated in 1969 and consists of an eight-lane competitive lap pool ranging in depth from 4.5 to 13.5 feet, with 1- and 3-meter spring boards. The spectator area holds up to 610 people in bleacher seating, with an additional 232 people on the deck level, which includes a handicap viewing area.

The Swasey Indoor Pool will be CLOSED mid-April 2024 through September 2024 due to planned Field House locker room renovations.

Project information can be found on the Facility projects webpage under “Current Projects”.





Please check the facility calendar for current operating schedule.


  • Accessible viewing area
  • ADA lift into the pool
  • Accessible entrances and exits

Swasey Indoor Pool
145 Main St.
Durham, NH 03824

Important Information

What is the difference between lap and open swim?

During Lap Swim, the pool is designated for fitness purposes (e.g. swimming laps, aqua jogging, etc.). It may also be used for private instruction with a Campus Recreation aquatics instructor. Participants must be at least eighteen years old or current UNH students.  
Lap/Open Swim is designated for mixed usage (fitness and recreational usage) and is available to participants of any age with the payment of the daily fee or season pass purchase. Guests under fourteen years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

What is the length of the pool?

The pool is twenty-five yards in length. Here is a link to how many laps are in a swim mile.

What is the temperature of the pool?

The pool is typically 81-82 degrees.

What is the difference between the diving pool and the rest of the pool?

The entire pool is eight lanes wide.  The Diving Well and diving boards are located in lanes 7 and 8  with lanes 1 through 6 reserved as lap lanes.  Lap lanes lanes can be reserved independently or all together and it's possible to have multiple uses of the pool simultaneously.
A partial reservation of the pool (multiple usage times) are designated on the schedule with gray asterisks on the pool schedule .

Do I need to bring my own towel to the pool?

Yes, towel service is not available.

All Swasey Indoor Pool memberships and Multi-Visit Passes (MVPs) must be purchased in person at the Hamel Recreation Center Welcome Center on 5 Edgewood Rd, Durham, NH 03824.

The Swasey Indoor Pool will be CLOSED mid-April 2024 through September 2024 due to planned Field House locker room renovations.

Project information can be found on the Facility Projects webpage under “Current Projects”.

Spring Swasey Memberships unavailable due to closure for renovations in April.

Pass Type Dates Fee
Campus Recreation Student Membership Dependent upon enrollment status Included with membership
Full-Time UNH Faculty/Staff (benefits eligible)  September 6th - mid-April Included with UNH ID
Indoor Pool Daily Fee September 6th - mid-April $11
Community Membership - Annual   September 6th - mid-April unavailable
 Community Membership - Fall  September 6th - December  19th $136
Community Membership - Spring January 2 - mid-April unavailable
10 Visits Any $90
25 Visits Any $200
50 Visits Any $350
75 Visits Any $429

Refund Policy

Annual Memberships or Semester Memberships – No refunds and no transfers.  May be eligible for prorated refunds for special circumstances only (medical, leaving UNH employment).  Requests must be submitted in writing to Campus Recreation to the Coordinator of Member Services for consideration. There will be no refunds for current or prior months regardless of use of membership.  

MVP or Multi-Visit Passes - Non-refundable and non-transferable.


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Questions? Campus Recreation would be happy to help.