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Inclement Weather Notification

When Fairfield University’s regular operations are shortened, delayed, or canceled, the RecPlex facility and Aquatics Center will follow suit.

When the University is closed or delayed due to inclement weather, the RecPlex will be open at 10 a.m. for on-campus residents only.

The pool opening is based on the availability of lifeguards.

To check the operational status of the RecPlex, or for more information during weather events, please call 203-254-4141.

In case of an emergency while the University is closed, please contact the Office of Public Safety at 203-254-4090.

Aquatic Center

The Fairfield University Aquatics Center is an 8-lane 25-meter pool and whirlpool. The Aquatics Center is home to Fairfield University's Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Teams.

  • Pool opens 30 minutes after the RecPlex facility officially opens
  • Pool closes 30 minutes before the RecPlex facility closure
  • Open swim is not permitted during any swim meets
  • University swim teams have separate locker rooms
  • Pool is ADA accessible
  • Pool has one 3 meter diving board and two 1 meter boards
  • Members may rent lockers online with an additional fee
  • Personal locks may be used daily, while in the facility
  • Usage of personal locks, left overnight, is not permitted and risk removal

Membership Open Swim

Pool availability for open swim is subject to change. Open swim can be canceled due to swim team's schedule changes, lifeguard staffing and/or mechanical facility maintenance. The Department of Recreation strongly urges our patrons to confirm the open swim schedule prior to arriving on site. Up to date information is available by calling our reception desk at 203-254-4141. Please remember the pool and deck areas must be free from all activity 30 minutes prior to the facility closure. Pool area activity is permitted 30 minutes after the facility officially opens.

Aquatics Center Schedule

Pool opens 15 minutes after the RecPlex facility opening and closes 30 minutes prior to the facility closure. Pool open swim schedule is subject to change based on University, Prep, high schools, and other swim programs.

We highly recommend patrons call the RecPlex to receive the most up to date information regarding pool hours. Please call 203-254-4141.

RecPlex Facility Schedule

Spring Semester Hours (effective January 14, 2020)

Days of the Week Hours
Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.


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