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Swimming Pools

The USC aquatics program operates two indoor swimming pools and one outdoor swimming pool for members of the Carolina community.

Pool Hours

Strom Thurmond Center Indoor Pool

Monday – Friday: 6:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.– 10:30 p.m.

Oct. 19-20: 6:15 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21: noon-7:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: noon-10:30 p.m.

Strom Thurmond Center Outdoor Pool

Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Oct. 19-20: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21-22: CLOSED

Blatt Center Indoor Pool

Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Please note the following pool closures:
Oct. 20-22: CLOSED
Oct. 26: 
no evening rec swim, 5-7:45 p.m.


Courses and Certifications

Lifeguard Course

This full, 25-hour course is offered in the spring, typically March, during the university's spring break. You do not need to be a USC student to take the course.

Little Gamecocks Learn to Swim

Little Gamecocks Learn to Swim is a summer swimming lesson program for University of South Carolina faculty and staff children (or grandchildren) ages 6 months to 13 years old. Parents must present a current faculty or staff Carolina Card in order to register. New to the program, adult lessons will be available during our 7 p.m. lesson time.

Other Courses Available

  • Lifeguard Recertification
  • CPR Recertification
  • Lifeguard Instructor Course
  • Water Safety Instructor Course

For more information or to register for courses, email Ashley Oswald, Aquatics Coordinator, at oswaldn@mailbox.sc.edu or call 803-777-4694.