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Indoor Pool

Our Indoor Pool has six 25-yards lanes, a low diving board, and adjacent men's and women's locker rooms.

It is ADA compliant and offers a variety of water fitness activities.

Indoor Pool

Hours | Swim Lessons | Private Lessons | Family Night | Pool Parties | Dive-In Movie | Rules & Regulations

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
6:15am - 8:15am

Lap Swim
11:30am - 1:30pm
(Closes at 1:00pm in Summer)
Lap Swim
3:30pm - 8:30pm Open Swim & Lap Swim
Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm Open Swim & Lap Swim
6:00pm - 8:30pm Open Swim & Lap Swim
Family Night Fridays from 3:30pm - 8:30pm

2015 Fall Hours
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pointDive-In Movie

Every Fall and Spring semester Campus Recreation hosts a fun-filled movie night in the pool. These movies are always family friendly, and everyone is guaranteed a great time! Still not convinced? Check out photos from some previous Dive-In movies!

Next Showing:

October 23rd, 2015

Inside Out

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pointSwim Lessons

Adult Beginner Lessons
Adult Swim Lessons | Fall 2015
This program is designed for the adult with little or no swimming skills. The goal is for participants to learn to swim and feel comfortable in the water. The class will go over treading water, floating, submersion skills, and stroke proficiency. Sign up today at the front desk of the Student Fitness Center.

Registration for Adult Beginner Group Lessons starts September 1st. To register please stop by the SFC Reception desk to reserve your spot!
Classes are only available for Wednesday sessions at 6pm or 7pm at the VC Indoor Pool.  
Student price: $5
SFC Member price: $15


October 7th - November 4th on Wednesdays
Register by October 4th

Level 1 - 6:00 to 6:45 pm:
Intended for people to gain comfort in the water and basic personal safety skills.

Level 2 - 7:00 to 7:45 pm:
Intended for people looking to gain skills allowing them to swim from one end of the pool to the other.

For more information please contact Joy Hodge ( or 618-650-3235)

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pointPrivate Lessons

Are you looking for lessons that you coordinate and fit exactly into your schedule? Then private lessons are a possible option. These lessons are arranged between yourself and an instructor based on your schedule and availability. They are offered to all students, faculty, staff and SFC members, and are a great option for those looking for individualized instruction. We will match you with an instructor that can help you achieve your goals, as well as fit into your schedule. Each session is 30 minutes, and the pricing is listed below. To start your journey towards instruction, stop by the SFC Front Desk and ask for a Swim Instructor Request form.
5 Session Package 7 Session Package
SIUE Students - $50 SIUE Students - $65
SFC Members - $60 SFC Members - $75
Spring 15 Private Swim Lessons
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pointFamily Night

Fridays 3:30pm - 8:30pm
Bring your immediate family — free of charge — to the Vadalabene Center Indoor Pool on Fridays. It's a fun and inexpensive night out for the entire family.
family night
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pointPool Parties

Are you a Student Organization interested in reserving the SFC pool for a pool party? Make your reservation today by contacting Tracy Zeigler at the SFC Reception Desk.

Tracy Zeigler

Phone (618) 650-5822


kids pool party
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pointPool Rules & Regulations

General Rules

  • Swim only when a lifeguard is on duty.
  • For safety reasons, please follow the lifeguards' instructions at all times.
  • No running is permitted on deck.
  • Diving is not permitted in the shallow end.
  • For health reasons, please do not use the pool if suffering from any skin or communicable diseases or open wounds. Bathing caps are required for all persons with shoulder length hair. Gum is not allowed.
  • Parents must watch children at all times.
  • Food and drinks are permitted only in the spectator area and only during approved events. However, water bottles may be used if they are made of a non-breakable material and contain only water.
  • An approved swimsuit is required. Denim jeans or cut offs are not permitted.
  • No hazardous activity or foolish behavior is allowed.
  • Do not wear street shoes when walking on the deck of the pool.
  • Only one person is allowed on the diving board at a time.
  • All back dives are prohibited to ensure your safety.
  • Proper I.D. must be presented to the lifeguard before using the pool.
  • Use of scuba equipment is prohibited during lap and recreational swims.

Family Rules

  • A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 16.
  • Children are allowed to use USCG approved personal flotation devices (PFD's). In addition, the child must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian in the water while using these devices.
  • Individuals who are unable to swim the width of the pool may not dive.
  • Members may bring only immediate family members into the Vadalabene Center Pool during Family Swim periods, unless a guest pass has been purchased.
  • Family/Step is defined under the Family Access Privileges.
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