The Student Development Complex lap pool and dive tank are licensed by the State of Michigan and inspected by the Western U.P. District Health Department. Accordingly, the water is analyzed and the temperature is taken daily. The temperature fluctuates between 82-84 degrees.
Size of Pools
The lap pool has 8 lanes and is 25 yards in length. The depth ranges from 4ft at its shallowest, to 9ft at its deepest point. The dive tank ranges in depth from 8ft to 14ft.
Toys and Aids (limited availability at this time)
The pool offers a variety of recreational equipment such as dive rings, rubber ducks, watering cans, balls, etc. as well as fitness equipment, such as kick-boards, pull buoys, fins, and aqua jogging belts. We have flotation devices for those who may need extra support while swimming as well as a plethora of Coast Guard approved life jackets in various sizes. The pool is also equipped with an automated handicap chair lift to assist patrons with getting in/out of the water.
Access to the Pool/Locker Rooms
We have two locker rooms that allow direct access to the pool, one male and one female. The locker rooms offer restroom facilities, sauna area, private showers and changing areas, as well as long term locker rentals and day lockers to keep your belongings in while you swim. There is also a complimentary suit dryer in each locker room for patrons to use. The hallway doors, leading out past the Pool office, will also be propped open during all open swim times. This will allow access into the pool for families and those not using the general locker rooms.
There is an ID checkpoint immediately after exiting the locker rooms and entering the pool area. We ask patrons to have their Michigan Tech student/membership IDs out for the ID Reader to scan, and for those with day pass wristbands to stop and show the ID Reader the date prior to entering the pool.
Complimentary Mini Lockers (not available at this time)
Open/lap swim is currently being offered (the lap pool will be divided with 5 lanes for lap swimmers and an open area in the lap pool and diving well for family pool time, personal workouts or walking).
- All children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian in the pool area.
- Any child who is unable to pass the swim test must be accompanied by a guardian in the water.
- Life jackets must be worn by any child who is not being held by a guardian in the water.
There is a set of bleachers as well as tables and chairs for patron use.