Aquatics Pavilion (Pools)

Outdoor Pool & Summer Season

Location and Pool information 

  • The Outdoor Pool is located in between the Athletics and Events Center and Ithaca College's Fitness Center. Summer time parking is permitted in A & M lot next to the outdoor pool. 

  • ​The pool is a 6 lane 25 yard pool, with a diving well (no diving boards).  

  • The outdoor pool is a heated pool (temp will vary with the weather in Ithaca).  

  • Summer memberships are available.

Outdoor Pool Rules & Policies 

The Ithaca College Outdoor Pool is open to Ithaca College students, faculty/staff, and their immediate family. The Outdoor Pool is open to the public and alumni with a membership.  Valid Ithaca College ID cards or Outdoor Pool membership card MUST be presented in order to gain access to the pool.


  • All enrolled (matriculating) Ithaca College students have free membership to the Outdoor Pool. Family members of students may pay a guest fee ($5) to enter the pool, when accompanied by the student.


  • All benefits eligible faculty/staff of Ithaca College, along with spouses, domestic partners, and dependents are eligible for membership to the Outdoor Pool and must fill out a membership form. All eligible family members must be listed with the Human Resource Office, children over the age of 25 are not permitted.

  • Faculty/staff members - must present valid Ithaca College Faculty/staff ID card.

  • Family members under 16 years of age - parents must fill out an Outdoor Pool membership form for the dependents. No ID’s will be issued to dependents under 16 years of age and a parent or guardian MUST accompany them at all times.


  • Alumni of Ithaca College may purchase an individual or family membership for the Outdoor Pool (Family $200 or an individual for $115). The family membership includes spouses/domestic partners and dependents.


  • For Non-Ithaca College Community Members you may purchase a membership to the Outdoor Pool.  

  • ​Memberships cost $450 or an individual membership for $300. The family membership includes spouses/domestic partners and dependents.

Weather and Outdoor Pool Policies:

  • Outdoor Pool Opening: will open if the air temperature is forecasted to be 65 degrees or higher for the day. The Weather Channel ( will be used for determining forecast and temperature.

  • Thunder/Lighting: Pools will close for 30 minutes and reopen 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder.  Pools and deck area will be cleared of all patrons when this occurs.

  • Rain: Outdoor pool will remain open as long as main drains of the pool are visible from lifeguard stands

Guests Policy:
Members/Families of the Outdoor Pool can bring guests to the pool with them.   The cost is $5 per a guest per a day.  Each family may bring up to 4 guests maximum. 

Swim Lessons:
We offer swim lessons for all ages at our outdoor pool.  Swim lesson information is available online or at the pool office.  Sign-ups should be submitted at the pool office.  There is a fee to participate in swim lessons, please see additional information regarding class times, offerings, and cost.