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

  • Children under 16 years of age must be under continual supervision of an adult. 

  • ​Regulation swim suits are required

  • Diving prohibited in non designated areas

  • Swim aids such as fins, floatation devices, kick boards, must be approved in advance by the guard on duty before use in pool

  • Glass containers & food are prohibited

  • Small children wearing diapers must wear rubber  pants

  • No animal or pets allowed in pool area

  • A valid ID is required to enter pool area

  • No alcoholic beverages in the pool area

  • Guests of members are required to pay $5/day

  • Running is NOT allowed anywhere in the pool area

The Ithaca College Outdoor Pool is open to Ithaca College students, alumni, faculty/staff and their immediate family and Friends of Ithaca College. The Outdoor Pool is not open to the public without 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 to enter the pool, when accompanied by the student.


  • All benefits eligible faculty/staff of Ithaca College, along with spouses, domestic partners, and dependents have automatic membership to the Outdoor Pool. 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 $500 or an individual membership for $275. 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.