About Aquatics

The Gymnasium Pool

Pinch hitting for our Natatorium while it's being repaired and upgraded is our wonderful Gymnasium Pool. Located in Gym 121, the pool features 6 lanes for your swimming pleasure at a total length of 25 feet. Depth ranges between 3 feet and 10 feet with an ADA compliant chair on deck. So, what are you waiting for, let's go swimming! 

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday/Sunday: Closed

Swimming Lessons

Want to learn how to swim or just looking to refine your strokes? Then the swim lessons provided by the Mashouf Aquatics Department might just be what your looking for! Our instructors are Red Cross Lifeguard certified and have been trained to meet the needs of anyone. If you have any questions regarding lessons, feel free to reach out to the Swim Lesson Managers at swimlesson@mail.sfsu.edu and they will reach out to help you. Thank you all so much for participating and we are excited to see you soon! 

Lifeguard Training


The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. This program offers a choice of Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED courses to meet the various training needs of a diverse audience. 

To learn more about our Lifeguard Training Program, Check out our Lifeguard Training Info Page!

Already certified? Apply for a lifeguard position at the Mashouf Wellness Center by visiting our Employment Page


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