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 sport 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 should be around 79 degrees from September through February. From March to August, the pool should be a bit warmer, around 82 degrees. Lanes in the Sheerr Pool are designated for slow, medium, and fast paced swimmers.

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.

Subscribe to the AQUATICS LISTSERV

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-serv.

To join the list-serv, email Katie Gold with the following:

Subject: List-serv

Body: Email, First, Last Name

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Campus Rec is now hiring swim instructors and lifeguards. Please visit our employment page to fill out an application today.

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