Aquatic Recreation provides year-round access to various water-based activities at the indoor and outdoor pools: open swim, specialty programs, certification trainings, and community reservations. The indoor pool includes a water slide, diving board, accessible ramp, multiple ladders, and step entrance.

We take great pride in training our team to be American Red Cross-certified lifeguards. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard or attending a certification course, click the appropriate links below:

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Guidelines for Summer Weather:

Rain Only:  In the event of rain only, we will close the outdoor pool and move everyone to the indoor pool. 

Thunder:  If thunder is heard but lightning has not been detected yet, Red Cross policy dictates that we close the outdoor pool for 30 minutes from the last sound of thunder. In the event that only the outdoor pool is open, we will move and open the indoor pool. 

Lightning:  If lightning is visibly seen, both the indoor and outdoor pools will be closed for 30 minutes from the last lightning that is seen. 

For any questions regarding weather, please feel free to call the Campus Recreation Equipment desk for updates at (615) 898-5157.

Aquatic Facilities


Indoor Pool

The indoor pool is 33 meters x 25 yards (108 feet x 75 feet) and more than 8,000 square feet! Pool depth ranges from 3.5 feet to 13 feet with approximately 425,000 gallons of water for you to enjoy. An accessibility ramp, step entrance, and 90-foot water slide are at the shallow end. At the deep end, there is a one-meter diving board. Check the schedule posted at the pool and online.

Open Swim. The pool is open for water activity of choice, depending on available space in the pool area. 

Guidelines for areas of the pool open:

  • 1 lifeguard on duty   = 1/3 of pool open
  • 2 lifeguards on duty = 2/3 of pool open
  • 3 lifeguards on duty = All of pool open

Lap Swimming: Check the posted pool schedule at the pool and online. Training equipment such as kickboards, pull buoys, hand paddles, bar buoys, and buoy belts are available for use.

Outdoor Pool

The outdoor pool has five fountains and measures 25 yards x 50 feet with a 0–5 foot depth. The zero-level entry makes the pool accessible to everyone.  The pool is usually open May through Labor Day. Check the schedule posted at the pool and online.

Sundeck and Volleyball Courts

Adjacent to the outdoor pool is a beautiful sundeck. Three outdoor lawn volleyball courts are available. With the outdoor pool close by, it’s the next best thing to the beach!


Special Events

Our pools are used year-round for special events, group rentals, and birthday parties.Pool-rental rates vary according to group size and requested time. Click here to reserve space.


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Office Phone
615.898.2104 (8am - 5pm)
Main Entrance


Mailing Address
P.O. Box 556 
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Physical Address
1848 Blue Raider Drive
Murfreesboro, TN  37132