About Aquatics

Spring 2024 Natatorium Academic Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Our natatorium houses two heated pools, a hot tub, sauna, deck shower and fully equipped locker rooms. This naturally lit space serves as a hub for physical activity and hang out space in the MWC. On the pool deck you will find a wide variety of swim accessories available to you including noodles, kick boards, water weights, pull buoys and more!

Fun Events & Activities

Throughout the semester, the Mashouf Wellness Center Natatorium comes alive with a dynamic blend of aquatics events and essential safety courses. The pool area buzzes with activity as swimmers of all levels participate in exhilarating races and synchronized routines, their passion for aquatic sports shining through in every stroke. Amidst the excitement, the center also hosts a series of comprehensive safety courses, equipping individuals with vital water safety skills. Lifeguard training sessions teach the art of vigilant supervision, while CPR and first aid courses empower participants with life-saving knowledge. Against the backdrop of spirited aquatics events, the natatorium stands as a hub of both aquatic excellence and responsible water practices.

Barbie Dive In Movie - March 6th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Dive into the excitement at our Barbie Dive-In Movie! Bring your friends, grab a floatie, and enjoy a chill evening at the Natatorium.

Women in Rec Night - March 13th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Join us at the Natatorium for Women in Rec Night at the pool! This exclusive evening is dedicated to female-identifying participants, creating a safe and supportive space for women to connect, relax, and celebrate together.

Dive into Relaxation - April 10th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • Join us for a relaxing poolside experience as we dive into National Stress Awareness Month. This unique gathering is designed to help you unwind, rejuvenate, and raise awareness about the importance of managing stress in our daily lives.

National Swim Safety Month - May 1st, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

  • Dive into safety with our free swim lessons in honor of National Swim Safety Month! Join us as we promote water confidence, awareness, and essential swim skills.

The Natatorium

Activity Pool: 

Kept at 84 degrees, our activity pool hosts recreational swimmers, professional pool loungers, swim lessons and all of our Aqua Zumba classes. This pool is 0-4 feet deep and features an accessible entrance.

Lap Pool: 

With 6 lanes, this pool is primarily used for the serious lap swimmer. It is kept at 79 degrees, is 7-10 feet deep and features an accessible entrance. For those of you keep track of distance, one length of the lap pool is 25 meters.

Hot Tub (Spa):

Our 24-person hot tub is meant for relaxing and hanging out! The hot tub is kept at an average of 101 degrees and features various adjustable jets. For safety and health reasons, we ask that you limit your time in the hot tub to 30 minutes or less!


As a wet sauna, we allow participants to pour non-chlorinated water over the hot rocks to create steam. This space comfortably fits 10 people, and we ask all participants to limit their time in the sauna to 15-20 minutes for safety and health purposes.

Any questions, comments or concerns can be directed to our Aquatics Student Managers at aquatics@mail.sfsu.edu or to our Aquatics & Safety Coordinator, Ben Forchini at forchini@sfsu.edu