Swasey Indoor Pool
The Henry 'Hank" C. Swasey indoor pool, located in the Field House, was dedicated in 1969 and consists of a 8 lane competitive lap pool ranging in depth from 4.5 to 13.5 feet with 1 and 3 meter spring boards. Spectator area holds up to 610 people in bleacher seating with an additional 232 people on deck level including handicap viewing area.
1) What are the differences between Lap & Open Swim?
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 18+ years old or current UNH students.
LAP/OPEN SWIM - the time 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.
2) What is the minimum age for the pool?
LAP SWIM - ages 18+ or current UNH Student
OPEN SWIM - All ages can use the pool. Guests under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
3) What is the length of the pool?
The pool is 25 yards in length. Here is a link to how many laps are in a swim mile.
4) What is the temperature of the pool?
The pool is typically 81-82 degrees.
5) What is the difference between diving well/lap pool and the entire pool?
The pool is 8 lanes wide. The diving boards are in lanes 7 & 8. It is possible to have multiple uses of the pool simultaneously.
DIVING WELL - lanes 7 & 8 with the diving boards
LAP POOL - lanes 1 through 6. These lanes can be reserved independently or all together.
ENTIRE POOL - all 8 lanes of pool are in use for a single purpose (lap swim, team rental, etc).
A partial reservation of the pool (multiple usage times) are designated on the schedule with gray astericks on the pool schedule .
6) What are the costs to use the pool?
Click here for membership info costs.
7) Do I need to bring my own towel the pool?
Yes. Towel service is not available to the Swasey Indoor Pool.
You can find information about parking at UNH Parking Department site.