Campus Recreation's Aquatics program offers lap swimming, recreational swimming, family swim, aquatic fitness classes, swim lessons and personalized aquatic training. The indoor pool at the Recreation Center has five lanes and is 25 yards long with depths ranging from 4 to 14 feet.

Students with a valid Binghamton University ID have access to the East Gym pool during open swim times and do not need a fitness membership to swim. Day use lockers are available in the men's and women's locker room.


Lap swim offers five lanes (slow, medium, fast) for swimming laps. All swimmers must stay to the right and swim in a circular pattern within the lane when sharing the lanes with others (see illustration below).

swimming lanes

Recreational swim allows patrons to swim at their leisure. Two lanes are available for those wishing to do laps during recreational swim hours. Noodles, kickboards, buoys and life jackets are available for use during pool hours. 

Please note: Faculty and staff have access to the East Gym, Recreation Center weekdays for morning and noon lap swims (check in by 12:30 p.m.). A Fitness Membership or Rec Only Membership is required for late afternoon, evening or weekend swims (including family swim hours).

Family swim

Family swim hours are offered every weekend throughout the year when classes are in session for Binghamton University students and Recreation members. These hours give members an opportunity to swim with their dependent children and/or significant other.


Take an aquatic fitness class or learn how to exercise effectively in the pool with an individual aquatic fitness session. Experience why aquatic fitness is different — water resistance and buoyancy add an extra challenge to your fitness routine! 

Swim lessons

Swim lessons help build confidence and provide a foundation for water safety. Youth, adult and private swim lessons are available during the academic school year.