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

2014 Fall Hours

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

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Dive-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!

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Check back soon to find out what we'll be showing in Spring!

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Aqua Boot Camp

Aqua Boot Camp will start TBA at the Vadalabene Center Indoor Pool. This free 5-week class is geared to get you in swimming shape! You do not need to be a strong swimmer to get a great work out in at the pool.  The class is from 5:15-6:00pm. Access to the pool is through the locker rooms. Towels can be rented at the Equipment Issue desk with a SIUe ID.

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Swim Lessons

Adult Beginner Lessons
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 TBA. To register please stop by the SFC Reception desk to reserve your spot!
Classes are only available for Tuesday sessions at 8pm at the VC Indoor Pool.  
Student price: $5
SFC Member price: $15

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For more information please contact Natalie Rosales ( or 618-650-3245)

Saturday Youth Lessons
Registration for Fall Youth Swim Lessons starts TBA. To register, please stop by the SFC Reception desk to reserve your spot!

Classes take place at 10am and 11am at the VC Indoor Pool.
Child of Student: $18
Child of SFC Members: $27

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  • Level 1: Most basic elementary aquatic skills. Good attitudes and safe practices around the water are emphasized.
  • Level 2: Build upon level 1. Independent locomotion skills are started. Simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on front and back are explored
  • Level 3: Skills are performed independently. Coordination of arm and leg actions in both simultaneous and alternating movements is improved.

  • Level 1: Basic elementary aquatic skills. Being comfortable and enjoying the water are emphasized. Good swimming habits are learned.
  • Level 2: Beginning of true locomotion skills. Fundamental skills are practiced. Coordination of arm and leg actions in both simultaneous and alternating movements is developed.
  • Level 3: Builds on previously learned skills. Most strokes, or stroke components, are introduced, as well as most water entries.
  • Level 4: Develops confidence in strokes learned so far, and all strokes are introduced, as well as flip turns.
  • Level 5: All strokes are refined and distances increased. Flip turns on both the front and back are developed.
  • Level 6: Fitness Swimming, Personal Water Safety Skills & Fundamentals of Diving - Participants at this level may choose which of these three areas they would like to pursue.

For more information please contact Natalie Rosales ( or 618-650-3245)

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2014 Fall Hours

Private 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 private 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

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Family 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.

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Pool 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


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Pool 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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