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

Please note: Faculty and staff have access to the East Gym 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). 

Aquatic fitness

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

Swim lessons

Gain confidence in the water. Campus Recreation's certified instructors teach swim lessons for all ages, from infants to older adults.