Department of Recreation and Wellness


The Aquatics Program welcomes you to jump on in and explore the opportunities! Equipped with two pools, a 12-person hot tub, a three-tier sun deck, educational classes, and water basketball hoops the Aquatics Program is ready to meet fitness, leisure, and learning needs. Please note that Andrews Pool is not available during the 2013-14 academic year due to the Student Recreation Center Renovation. 

Learn to Swim

Private and semi-private lessons are offered throughout the 2013-2014 season. Small group lessons are not offered this year due to the Student Recreation Center Renovation. . Check the Learn to Swim Web Page for more information and read about Learn to Swim on the Wire.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety classes for students, faculty/staff, and community members are offered throughout the academic year.  View the schedule of classes on line.

Cooper Pool

Cooper Pool, home to the BGSU Women’s Swimming and Bowling Green Swim Club, is a 50-meter by 25-yard Olympic-sized pool. Offering water basketball in the shallow end and 1-meter and 3-meter spring boards in the deep end, Cooper Pool is a popular place for students and community members looking to get a workout while having fun. Click for Pool Rules. Reference the SRC Membership Page for a complete listing including holidays and BGSU breaks. 

Spring Regular Hours: January 13 - April 4
Lap swim available during all operational hours.
Complete Cooper Activity Schedule (PDF)
Monday - Thursday6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Spring Break Hours 
March 8, 9 & 15Closed
March 10 - 146:00 AM - 7:45 PM
March 1612:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Andrews Pool

Andrews Pool is BGSU’s recreational swimming pool.  The 50ft x 25ft pool is kept at a temperature of 87°, has depths ranging from 3ft to 9ft, and offers a basketball hoop for water basketball. Also located by Andrews Pool is a hot tub. The 12-person hot tub is kept at 103°. The hot tub is a great place to relax after a hard workout or a long, stressful day at the job. Click for Pool Rules. Please note that Andrews Pool is not available during the 2013-14 academic year due to the Student Recreation Center Renovation.

* Pool hours and availability subject to change due to university and community events, holidays, and scheduled maintenance. Please note that announcements are made in the facility to cease activity 15 minutes prior to closing to ensure the facility promptly closes on schedule.

Contact Us

Mail: Student Recreation Center
1411 Ridge Road
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Phone: 419.372.2000 

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