Stay up to date on the Recreation Pool Renovation

To meet the growing needs of students, the Rec Pool will be closed for construction for the entire 2018 swim season. The renovation will take approximately one year and the pool will reopen during the summer of 2019. Visit the Rec Pool Renovation page to find updated information as new phases roll out.

Whether you want to improve your fitness or relax in the sun, Campus Recreation 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 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

The Department of Campus Recreation 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 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.