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:

Coming Soon!

Swimming Lessons

Want to learn how to swim or to refine your swim strokes? Then taking swim lessons provided by the Aquatics program is the place to go! Located in the natatorium of the Mashouf Wellness Center, we are currently rebuilding our swim lesson program in order to meet the needs of our students as well as teach a life-long skill. Our instructors are Red Cross Lifeguard certified and have trained to teach lessons to the best of their abilities. The program can’t wait for lessons to start again, and it is all thanks to you! If you have any more questions regarding the lessons, feel free to reach out to the Swim Lesson Management staff at swimlesson@mail.sfsu.edu and they will reach out to help you with whatever you need! Thank you all so much for participating and we are excited to see you soon!

To learn more about swim lessons, check out our Swimming Lessons Information Page!

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