The last period of open recreation swimming for the temporary pool is Thursday, April 12th from 11am-2pm. The bubble will permanently close at 2pm on Thursday, April 12th.
Completed in December 2007, the Aquatics Bubble is the temporary home for both the Brown Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams and the Men's and Women's Water Polo teams.
The $3.8 million dollar facility will allow these teams to have an on campus home while construction of a new $25 million dollar state-of-the-art swim facility is completed. The pool, which has eight lanes and a maximum occupancy of 100, must be accessed through the OMAC. It is also available for use by the Brown University community.
Aquatics Bubble FAQ
Who can use the pool?
At this time, just Brown/RISD undergraduate & graduate students, actively employed faculty & staff (AND NOW Brown spouses) with a valid School ID are allowed to use the pool during Recreational Swim hours. Pool access is not included with Pre-College memberships.
When is the pool open for Recreational Swim?
Monday through Friday, 11AM-2PM; Tuesday & Thursday 7:30-10:30PM; and Sunday 3-6PM. See Charts above for Summer hours and closings.
How do I get to the pool?
The pool is located behind the OMAC in the Northeast corner. The only way to access the pool is through the OMAC. From the main entrance pool goers should take the stairs at the end of the balcony and walk along the East wall. Pool users SHOULD NOT walk across the track or courts.
What should I bring to the pool?
You must wear your swimsuit, shirt and footwear. It is highly recommended that you bring a towel and layers of clothing as you will be outside for a short period of time between buildings. YOUR BROWN ID WILL BE CHECKED BY THE POOL STAFF AND WILL ALSO BE NEEDED TO RE-ENTER THE OMAC.
Where are the restrooms, showers, etc.?
The facility is just a pool. Restrooms are located in the OMAC behind the fitness corner and in the locker-rooms. Pool users should use the general locker-room in the OMAC to hold their belongings that will not be needed in the pool area. Please lock up your personal belongings daily.
Can I bring a friend?
The pool is open to just Brown students, faculty and staff (AND NOW Brown spouses). Community members will be able to access the permanent pool upon completion in Fall 2011.
Will there be PE classes or Intramural Sports?
There are no PE swim classes or Intramural Sports at this time.