A person swimming laps in the Klotsche Center Pool

At our facility, we offer a wide range of invigorating activities and programs designed to suit every aquatic enthusiast. Dive into lap swim, find balance with SUP yoga, or sign up for a certification course. For thrill-seekers, our SCUBA and kayak roll clinics await your discovery.

Safety is our priority, which is why we provide American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards whenever our pool is open. Our team is dedicated to nurturing aquatic skills through engaging learn-to-swim classes for both adults and children.

Whether you seek relaxation or excitement, our facility is the perfect place to quench your aquatic thirst. Have an event in mind or a unique aquatic interest? Don’t hesitate to reach out to University Recreation. We’re here to create unforgettable experiences in our aquatic oasis!

About the Pool

Step into a world of aquatic wonders within our magnificent indoor pool, spanning an impressive 25 yards with 8 lanes that invite you to embrace the spirit of friendly competition and endless possibilities. And that’s not all – our facility boasts a dynamic diving tank adorned with a thrilling 1-meter board, adding a touch of excitement to your aquatic ventures.

To ensure an exceptional experience year after year, we spare no effort in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and functionality. At the end of each summer, our pool is meticulously drained, lavishly re-grouted, and lavished with care to sparkle anew with the advent of each academic year.

Embrace the comfort and luxury of an inviting pool temperature, meticulously maintained at a refreshing range of 79 to 80 degrees, making your aquatic endeavors a true delight.

As the epicenter of all aquatic wonders, we take immense pride in hosting a diverse array of aquatic programs sponsored by University Recreation. From engaging swimming lessons to thrilling aquatic adventures, our pool holds the key to unlock boundless aquatic enjoyment.

Welcome to our aquatic paradise – where every stroke, splash, and dive forms the canvas of an unforgettable aquatic journey, designed with your satisfaction and joy in mind. Dive in and experience the magic that awaits you!

Lap Swim

Experience the tranquility of Lap Swim, where faculty, staff, students, and members can indulge in invigorating workouts and soothing relaxation. Dive in and enjoy our provided amenities like kick-boards and pull buoys for ultimate comfort and enjoyment. Unwind, recharge, and make memories with us in this aquatic haven!

Intercollegiate Athletics

The Klotsche Natatorium, the esteemed home of the UWM Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Teams. This hallowed space embodies the spirit of excellence and the pursuit of aquatic glory, where champions are born, dreams come true, and the echoes of triumph resound through the waters. Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary talents of these remarkable athletes, witnessing the grace, precision, and sheer determination that define the essence of our aquatic champions. Prepare to be captivated by the heart of swimming and diving brilliance!

Policies, Procedures, and Additional Information

Together, let’s foster a harmonious swimming environment where everyone can enjoy a smooth and satisfying aquatic experience!

Lap Swim
  • Lap lanes are designated for swimmers who can complete full lengths of the pool confidently.
  • While it’s natural to rest at the end of a lane between laps, stopping in the middle of a lane is not advised.
  • Avoid diving into the shallow end of a lane.
  • If you are not yet able to swim complete lengths, consider practicing in the open swim area until your swimming skills and stamina improve.
  • Non-lap swimmers and those engaging in non-lap swimming activities should use the designated open area.
  • Before entering a lane already occupied by another swimmer, ensure they are aware of your presence. To get their attention, sit down at the end of the pool and place your legs in the water. If necessary, gently tap a swimmer on the shoulder.
  • A kickboard may not provide enough buoyancy for a tired swimmer. Inexperienced swimmers should avoid entering deep water under the assumption that a kickboard is a secure flotation device.
  • Refrain from sitting, standing, or holding onto the lane lines.
  • Return kickboards and pull-buoys to their original places after use. Do not take a kickboard left at the end of a lane, as another swimmer may intend to use it.
  • Maintain proper lane etiquette by keeping your arms and legs within your designated lane, particularly when performing strokes like the backstroke, breaststroke, or sidestroke. If accidentally kicking someone, offer an apology as soon as possible.

Splitting a Lane

  • When two swimmers share a lane, each swimmer should stay on their respective sides (right and left).

Circle Swimming

  • When three or more swimmers occupy a lane, patrons should swim in a counter-clockwise circle. It’s best to join a circle of swimmers who are swimming at a similar pace to your own.
  • To rest after a lap, pause in the corner, allowing others sufficient space to turn.
  • Always yield to faster swimmers. If a swimmer at your feet is attempting to pass, stop at the end of the lap and let them go ahead of you.
  • While turning at the end of the pool, head to the left corner to make your turn and exit straight. Ensure no one is attempting to pass you from behind before pushing off.
  • Stay aware of your surroundings and be considerate of fellow swimmers in the lane.
Distances and Lengths
81/4 Mile16
143/8 Mile28
181/2 Mile36
242/3 Mile48
263/4 Mile52
361 Mile72
Swimming Pool Rules
  • Swimmers must not use the pool alone; a Lifeguard must be present on deck at all times.
  • Proper swim attire is required; refrain from wearing cut-offs, gym shorts, or T-shirts unless approved by staff.
  • Individuals with cuts, abrasions, or communicable skin diseases should refrain from using the pool.
  • While not mandatory, bathing caps are recommended for your comfort.
  • Before entering the pool, please ensure a soap shower is taken.
  • For everyone’s safety, absolutely no glass, eating, or drinking is allowed in or around the pool area.
  • Inflatable toys and flotation devices are not permitted in the pool.
  • Personal belongings must be stored in lockers during pool usage.
  • Please refrain from wearing street shoes on the pool deck.
  • Running and unnecessary roughness are strictly prohibited in the pool area.
    • Launching kids with hands and feet and climbing on other swimmers is not allowed.
  • Swimming under the deep end dividing line is strictly prohibited.
    • Non-swimmers must remain in the shallow end of the pool.
  • Hanging on lane lines or safety lines is not permitted.
  • The UREC Lifeguards oversee the diving area and board.
    • Only one person is allowed on the diving boards at a time.
    • There should only be one bounce on the diving board before diving or jumping off the front.
    • While the diving board is in use, no one is allowed in the deep end.
  • Diving, cannon balls, etc., are prohibited in the shallow end of the pool.
    • Jump feet first only in the shallow side of the pool.
  • The use of the diving blocks is not allowed at any time.
  • Please refrain from chewing gum or bringing band-aids into the pool area.
  • Use of foul or offensive language is not tolerated.
  • With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed in the pool area.
  • Mono-Fins, which cover the legs/hips/knees/ankles, are prohibited. For example, Mermaid Tails are not allowed.
  • The Lifeguard has complete authority in and around the pool area for everyone’s safety.
  • University Recreation Administration reserves the right to revise rules when necessary, ensuring a safe and enjoyable environment for all.