Pool Schedule & Facility Rentals

Detailed Pool Schedule

The detailed schedule shows the general areas and hours the pools are open for recreational swimming or specific groups. The actual lane designations will be defined by management according to participation and administrative constraints. Recreational lap swimming is denoted by 'Rec Swim' in the pool schedule. The detailed schedule has been color coded to be user friendly, please refer to the color key at the bottom of each detailed schedule. The following schedules are available and require adobe acrobat.


MIT Recreation and the Department of Facilities, will perform preventative maintenance on the diving structures at the Zesiger Center, from March 30 – April 28, 2015.  During this project foot traffic will be restricted on the pool deck from the Women’s Zesiger locker rooms to the Aquatic Hallway and two lanes in the dive well will be closed.

We hope that you excuse our appearance and the inconvenience, while we try to maintain our facilities to the highest level possible.

Week of 3/30/2015

Week of 4/06/2015

Week of 4/13/2015

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Aquatic Schedule List Serve:

For new aquatic program info, facility holiday hours, aquatic events, and major changes to the pool schedule please subscribe to our aquatic list serve by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "subscribe" in the subject line. You will receive 1 email each Friday unless there is a major facility update.

Youth Hours (under 17 years old):

  • Zesiger Center: Sept to May children are allowed in the Zesiger Center Mon-Fri 6a-5p and 7p-11p, Sat and Sun all facility hours
  • During holidays, winter break, and during the summer youth are allowed in the Zesiger Center during all facility hours.
  • Alumni/Wang Center: Children are allowed during all facility hours.

Facility Hours and Change in Operational Hours

Women's Only Swim

  • We will offer Women's Only Recreational Swimming during the academic year on Tuesdays 9:30p-10:30p at the Alumni Pool Sept - Dec 3 and Jan 7-May 6 (no March 25 due to spring break).
  • It is free for members and it is a discounted 1 day day pass for non-members $5 for students with a student id and $10 or non-students.
  • We now offer Women's Only Swim Day Pass Packages sold in 5 or 10 day pass packages: student 5 pack $25, student 10 pack $45, non-student 5 pack $50, non-student 10 pack $95.
  • You can now buy the Women's Only Swim non-student day passes packages online on the series sale page (student passes are only sold in person at the desk with a valid student id) or in person at any of our desks.
  • We will also have Women's Only Beginning Swim and Women's Only Intermediate Swim class running at the same time, if interested in signing up online or at the Main Desk.
  • If you would like more info on this program and program updates please join our list serve: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Long Course (50 Meter Lanes)

The Zesiger Center pool will switch to Long Course starting May 4th and continue into mid August.

Swim and Boat Test

Interested finishing up your MIT swim requirement or would like to use the MIT Sailing Pavillion? Come to the Zesiger Center Pool Deck with your MIT ID any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 8am or 8pm all year round. The MIT PE Swim test is a 100 yard swim, the MIT PE Swim and Boat Test is a 100 yard swim followed by 10 minutes of treading water. You can also sign up for group or private swim lessons to complete your PE Swim Requirement instead of the swim test. Click here for more info on PE credit

Aquatic Facility Rentals

  • Shallow pool
  • Deep / Competition pool
  • Water polo, Swim and Dive configurations
  • Conference room
  • Youth Parties

Facility Rates

Contact Aquatics (617) 452-2284, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for specific rates.

Aquatic Research and Testing

MIT Recreational Sports supports MIT's needs for aquatic facility space to conduct research and testing on ROV (remote operated vehicles) and other aquatic research needs.  For details on reserving space and limitations of what may be tested in our facility please see the Student Research and Testing documentation.

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Facility Hours (Full List Here)

Zesiger Center
Mon - Fri: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat:  7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun:  9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Alumni/Wang Center
Mon - Fri: 11:45 am - 9:00 pm

Spring Break 3/23 - 3/27
ZCenter: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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