Avery Recreation Pool

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The Avery Recreation Pool (ARP) is part of the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC) on Roble Field.

Pool details include:
• 25-yard short course setup
• Water Basketball hoop
• Moveable bulkhead to allow for a multitude of pool configurations
• 4’6″ in the shallow end progressing to 10’ in the deep end
• Includes a beautiful grass lounge area for swimmers to relax and enjoy the pool atmosphere

ADA Information

The Avery Recreational Pool complies with all federal laws regarding ADA accessibility. The pool deck can be accessed by elevator and the facility is equipped with a moveable hydraulic chair lift. The Avery Recreational Pool also has a zero depth wheel chair access ramp. Please notify staff upon arrival when any assistance is needed. The facility is equipped with accessible restrooms and showers with shower heads that can be either hand-held or hands-free. If you have a specific ADA request that will enhance your participation in our programs, please call 650-725-0786 or stop by the Lifeguard Office.

Adult Lap Swim and Family Swim

Adult Lap Swim is available during all Rec Swim hours. Family Swim is designated in one area of the pool and only available during Family Swim hours. Swimmers must be 18 years of age to swim during Adult Lap Swim hours (Stanford students under the age of 18 are the only exception). Swimmers under the age of 18 can only swim during designated Family Swim hours and must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. During Family Swim, if a child under the age of 18 is a strong enough swimmer and wants to swim in a lap swim lane, they must pass a swim test administered by the lifeguards. Criteria: must be able to swim 2 continuous lengths of the pool using the freestyle stroke with a strong kick and rhythmic breathing.

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Facility Location and Access

(650) 498-0756
285 Santa Teresa Street
Stanford, CA 94305

For more information on how to access these facilities click here.

Facility Rentals

Please contact Michelle Gable at michelle.gable@stanford.edu or (650) 498-0755.

Lockers and Changing Rooms

Lockers and changing rooms can be found on the lower level of the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center, adjacent to the pool deck. Locker rental information can be found here.

Loan-out Swim Items

Kickboards, pull buoys, aqua jogging belts and goggles are available for check out for Rec Swim patrons. They are on a first come first serve basis and can be checked out at the guard office with a Stanford ID or government issued photo ID.

Lost and Found

All Lost and Found items are taken to the front desk Lost and Found nightly.


There is paid parking available at the parking lot next to Roble Gym. Metered parking can be found along Santa Teresa St and parking is free all day on weekends and after 4pm on weekdays.


Restrooms are located in the locker rooms during rec swim hours.