Whether you want to improve your fitness or relax in the sun, Campus Recreation and Unions has a pool for you. Swimming can provide a full-body, cardiovascular workout, while also improving endurance, posture and muscle strength. From the fitness novice to the performance athlete, swimming is an excellent low-impact exercise option for any individual. If you would rather lounge by the pool, our facilities also offer a relaxing, easy-going environment to escape those stressful days. Whatever your preference, Campus Recreation and Unions offers outstanding opportunities at Hickey Pool and Recreation Pool.


We are pleased to announce that both pools now have PAL user-operated lifts. The pool lifts are available upon request when you arrive at the facility. If you have any questions please contact aquatics@campusrec.ucdavis.edu.

The Department of Campus Recreation and Unions is committed to making its programs accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to participate in a class because of a disability, please contact the Campus Recreation and Unions Administrative Office at  530-752-1730 at least four weeks prior to the event or activity with information regarding the requested accommodation.

Free Parent Passes

To learn about free seven-day Parent Passes for UC Davis parents and guardians, available starting July 1, click here.