Upenn Recreation

The Sheerr Pool

Built in 1967, this facility has the capacity to be either 2 short-course pools (25 meters and 25 yards, 12 lanes) or 1 long course pool (50 meters, 6 lanes) and is home to a large recreational population as well as the University’s various club and varsity teams.  The Sheerr Pool is equipped with a stair entrance at the shallow end, a handi-accessible chair, and an on-deck dry sauna and shower both of which are located at the deep end.  The pool temperature will be kept at 79 degrees from September through February. From March to August, the pool will be kept at 82 degrees. Lanes in the Sheerr Pool are designated for slow, medium, and fast paced swimmers. Click here to take a virtual tour of the pool. 

Scheduling & Hours

The fall schedule will start on August 27, 2014; the pool hours will be 6:00 am to 10:00 pm during the week and 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm during the weekends with closures from 6:00 am to 8:00 am (m/w/f) and  2:00 pm to 6:00 pm everyday starting in September for the varsity swim team’s practice.  Starting August 27, 2014 the Co-ed Swim Team, Penn Water Polo, and Synchronized Swimming will occupy the deep end of the pool Monday through Thursday nights, from 7.45 pm to 10:00 pm and on Sundays they will be in the deep end from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

For the most accurate calendar of pool hours please visit the Facilities Calendar.

Pool Rental Information

Rental rates vary by group and affiliation and are generally granted with enough advanced notice. Groups seeking to rent the pool must sign a contract and provide payment 2 weeks in advance of the event date. Individual lanes can be rented at variable costs depending, again, on the group’s affiliation with the University. Please visit Reservation & Rentals to submit your request.

Aquatics List-Serve

If you would like to be updated on the pool schedule, activities, or pool programming consider signing up to receive emails from our newly created aquatics list-serve.

To join the list-serve email Dan Schupsky at dschup@pobox.upenn.edu with the following:

Subject: List-serve

Body: Email, First, Last Name

Today’s Hours

Wednesday April 1, 2015

  • Pottruck Center 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Membership Services 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Sheerr Pool & Sauna
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  • Fox Fitness Center 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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