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Beautiful outside shot of the pool area of the WREC.

WREC Aquatic Facility

The WREC offers several opportunities at our aquatic facility. Patrons can engage in swimming and water aerobics for fitness while others can relax in our spa and lounge chairs. The pool deck is a great place for those just looking to enjoy the nice weather and music. The depth of our pool ranges from 3ft to 7ft, with a beach access entry area for ADA access.

A certified and trained lifeguard staff is always available to assist and answer any questions while visiting the facility.

Lap Swim

  • We offer six 25 yard lap swim lanes.
  • During the school year, the water temperature is kept at 80 degrees for comfort during the cold months.
  • We offer equipment to all swimmers such as kickboards, pull buoys, fins, and hand paddles.
  • If all lanes are full lap swimmers must be willing to split the lane.

– Please note during scheduled program times, lap swim lanes will be limited


  • We offer a 24 person spa that is kept at 100 degrees year round.
  • There are plenty of lounge and sitting areas to socialize.
  • The WREC also offers float noodles and mats for lounging in the pool.

Aquatics Programs

  • Coach on Deck: Connect with other swimmers in this group setting. Attendance is drop in anytime 9a-12p and each day will have a new set of workouts that can take anywhere from 30-90 minutes depending on your needs.
  • Key Log Rolling: Log rolling is a balance based activity in which two people try to stay on top of a floating log while it spins and bobs in the water. No experience is required and staff will be present to give tips and pointers to help you achieve success. Bring a friend and stay on top!
  • Slack or Swim: Attempt to balance as you walk across our 75 foot slackline suspended above the pool. You’re going to fall, that’s half the fun.

Aqua Programs will continue until November 1st. 

  • Coach on Deck: Monday-Friday 9am-12pm
  • Key Log Rolling: Wednesday 2:00-3:30pm
  • Slack or Swim: Fridays, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Facility Notes

  • We do not offer towels, sunscreen, or goggles please plan your pool visit accordingly.
  • No alcohol or smoking on deck is allowed.
  • Only swimsuit material and dry fit clothing are permitted in the pool and spa.
  • No cut offs or denim are permitted in the pool or spa.

Swim Lessons

The WREC offers private swim lessons. Whether you’re a beginning swimmer looking to build some confidence in the water or want to improve your stroke, our lessons support all levels of swimming. Participants can sign up for a one-on-one lesson or with a friend to provide support and encouragement. Instructors will evaluate swimmers during the first lesson and work with swimmers to determine an appropriate number and schedule of lessons to meet the swimmer’s objectives.

  • Lessons are $12/person for each 30-minute session.
  • Package of five lessons is $55/person.
  • Lessons are scheduled at the front desk and based on the instructor availability. Call today: (530) 898-4444 or email

WREC Hours of Operation

Due to precautions associated with COVID-19, the WREC will be closed until further notice.

We apologize for the inconvenience and know this might interfere with people’s workout routines. We encourage you to find alternate ways to get out and recreate and exercise.


WREC & Pool:
Monday – Wednesday: 6am – Midnight
Thursday: 6am – 11pm
Friday: 6am – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 9pm

Climbing Gym:
Monday – Friday: NOON – 10pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 3pm – 9pm

AO Equipment Room
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 1pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 1pm – 5pm

Contact Us

Phone: (530) 898-4444


Between 1st & 2nd on Cherry St.
CSU, Chico • Chico, CA 95929


Associated Students WREC 767
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929