The Aquatics program at the University of South Carolina operates two indoor swimming pools year-round for members of the Carolina community and one outdoor swimming pool open seasonally from March-October. Programs include lifeguard and CPR training as well as swimming lessons for children of faculty and staff.


Check pool hours.
Review our breath-holding policy.

Strom pool closings

The Strom indoor pool will be closed on July 24-26. The outdoor pool will open at 6:15 a.m. and close at 10:30 p.m. while the indoor pool is closed.

Blatt pool closings/limited lanes

Blatt Pool will be closed Thursday, July 20, for the evening swim and all day Friday, July 21. In addition, Blatt pools will be closed on July 29 for renovations.

Lifeguard and CPR Certifications

The full (25-hour) lifeguard course is always offered in the spring (March, typically during USC spring break). More classes may be offered if there is a demand for them.

Contact Ashley Oswald, aquatics coordinator, at (803) 777-4694 or oswaldn@mailbox.sc.edu to register.

NOTE: You do not have to be a USC student to take advantage of this course. We also offer lifeguard recertification, CPR recertification, lifeguard instructor and water safety instructor.


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