The UW Health Sports Medicine Center's Aquatic Center has two distinct pools to meet the fitness and rehabilitative needs of our members, class participants and patients. Both are available with a membership to our Fitness Center or by enrolling in one of our many aquatic class programs.
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Exercising in the water is a fun, safe fitness option offering the benefits of reduced strain on the joints while improving flexibility, range of motion, strength, balance and endurance.
Get in the Pool
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The Lap Pool
The Lap Pool has five lanes and is 25 yards long. The majority of the pool is shallow, ranging from four feet to five feet deep. One-third of the pool is ideal for deep-water activities.
The pool is kept at a comfortable 82 degrees - a perfect temperature for activities such as lap swimming, water aerobics or deep water running classes. Stairs or a ramp can be used to enter the pool. A water wheelchair is available for individuals who need this access.
The Warm Water Pool
The Warm Water Pool gradually slopes from three and one-half to five feet deep. The pool is kept at a warm 92 degrees - a perfect temperature for stretching, strengthening and other less vigorous activities. A ramp can be used to enter the pool. A hydraulic lift is available for individuals with disabilities who need this access.