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Campus Recreation

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Swimming Pools

The USC aquatics program operates two indoor swimming pools and one outdoor swimming pool for members of the Carolina community.

Pool Hours

Strom Thurmond Center Indoor Pool

Fall Operating Hours 
Monday - Thursday: 6:15 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Friday:  6:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday:  8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday:  10 a.m. - 10:30 p.m

Strom Thurmond Center Outdoor Pool

Fall Operating Hours 
Monday - Sunday:  Noon - 8 p.m.
*The outdoor pool has closed for the season.

Blatt Center Indoor Pool

Fall Operating Hours
Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Courses and Certifications

Lifeguard Course

This full, 25-hour course is offered in the spring, typically March, during the university's spring break. You do not need to be a USC student to take the course.



Come learn to swim with us!


Swimming Lessons

Adult Swim Lessons

We will be offering adult swim lesson packages for current faculty, staff and students. All classes are private lessons designed around safety and the participants’ personal goals. Times and dates are set between the participant and the swim instructor assigned. Below are the packages offered:

Adult Swimming Refresher Class ($35): a single one-hour session to review skills and safety information
Adult Swimming 4 Class ($110): four class meetings lasting 30 minutes each
Adult Swimming 6 Class ($150): six class meetings lasting 30 minutes each
Adult Swimming 8 Class ($185): this is our best deal with eight class meetings lasting 30 minutes each

Sign the waiver and purchase lessons 

Other Courses Available

  • Lifeguard Recertification
  • CPR Recertification
  • Lifeguard Instructor Course
  • Water Safety Instructor Course

For more information or to register for courses, email Ashley Oswald, Aquatics Coordinator, at or call 803-777-4694.


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