Saint Joseph’s Campus Recreation is proud to offer the use of two pools to the University community and either may be accessed with a valid SJU ID card during operating hours.

The O’Pake Recreation Center pool is a six-lane 25 yard pool while the Maguire Pool, located in the Athletic Center is eight lanes and 25 meters.  Both pools are available for recreational swimming at various times of the day (please see the schedules below).  Further, Aquatics programs such as Adult swim lessons, Life Guard training, and water aerobics are offered at various times throughout the year (please contact the Aquatics Director for more information).The recreational swim schedule (along with all facility hours) can be found

Recreational swim schedule (along with all facility hours)

For more information about the Aquatics Program, please contact Bryan Brown at bbrown@sju.edu and 610-660-1717.

Scuba Diving


  1. Intermediate swimming level or permission of instructor
  2. Signed liability waiver form for Saint Joseph’s University.

Two local dive shops hold classes at Saint Joseph’s University:

Aqua Hut
(610) 642-3483

Adventure Scuba
(610) 832-2570

Discounts are available to SJU students and staff.