General Aquatics FAQs



What is the water temperature in the SAC pool?
The Student Activity Center Natatorium water temperature range is 82-84 degrees Fahrenheit for the lap pool and 100-103 degrees Fahrenheit for the spa. This is the recommended range for recreational pools and spas. SAC Natatorium offers a variety of activities including lap swimming, informal recreation, water exercise, and family swim.

Can I rent out the pool for an event?
The SAC Pool may be rented out for special events including birthday parties, church groups, and school groups. All participants must fill out an informed consent form, and some groups may be required to have an insurance binder. Please contact Dorothy Stromdahl at Strom1d@cmich.edu or the following link.

*To send an email to reserve a space Click here*

What type of flotation devices are allowed in the pool?
Only Coast Guard and URec approved flotation devices are allowed in the pool. Participants will need to supply their own Coast Guard approved flotation devices. Inner tubes, noodles and other flotation devices are prohibited except during URec approved activities.

Why must I wear appropriate swimwear when using the pool or spa?
Commercial swim attire must be worn while using the pool and spa to ensure the cleanliness of the facility and safety of patrons. Approved swim diapers or protective covering must be worn by all participants who are not toilet trained.

How do I get a job as a lifeguard at SAC Pool?

All URec lifeguards must be certified by American Red Cross and attend a scheduled Lifeguard Screening (usually once a semester and in the summer). Please refer to the URec employment website to view open positions and eligibility requirements or click here.