Pool Party

 Outdoor Pool Rental

The outdoor pool remains closed due to COVID-19. Outdoor pool rentals, including birthday parties, are also temporarily unavailable.

Celebrate your birthday party or special event with us at the outdoor pool. The pool deck has swings, tables with chairs, and lounge chairs. There is a shallow water area for sunbathing or for small children to enjoy, volleyball nets, basketball goals, and water polo goals in the pool. Your guests can also enjoy other features such as the vortex and hot tub for anyone over 13 years of age. 

The outdoor pool is available for special events April 1st-October 31st (weather permitting). You must be a member of the Student Recreation Center to reserve the outdoor pool.  Pool parties cannot be combined with Rock Wall or other parties; you must register for those areas separately.  Two parties can be booked per event date unless one of the parties has booked 76-100 guests, which would make it a private event.

▼   Children's birthday parties  
  • Birthday parties are limited to Saturday mornings at 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, April 1-October 31.
  • Set up for your party can begin no earlier than 9:30 AM. No one is allowed in the pool until 10:00 AM.
  • Two parties can be booked per date/time slot.
  • Each party can have a maximum of 50 attendees to include all members of the party on the deck and in the pool. If your party will have 51-100 attendees you will need to book both party slots for your selected date.
▼   USA group parties
  • Current USA student organizations, athletic teams or departments may reserve the outdoor pool for their organization with USA attendees only. USA groups are not limited to Saturday mornings.
  • 100 people maximum: $150/hour with a two-hour minimum
  • 101-200 people maximum: $200/hour with a two-hour minimum
  • USA Police security may be required and is not included in the cost of the rental. Contact the Aquatics office at 460-6460 or sfick@southalabama.edu.
▼   Rules and Refund Policy
  • You must be a member of the Student Recreation Center to reserve the outdoor pool.
  • EVERY SINGLE PERSON attending the pool party/special event must sign a liability waiver. You are responsible for ensuring the each person arrives with a signed waiver. Participants under age 19 must also have a parent/guardian sign the waiver.
  • Non-USA party guests are restricted to the outdoor pool only. Non-USA guests may not use any other area of the Student Recreation Center.
  • Adults must be in the water with all non-swimmers and children under 5 years old and must actively supervise children in the pool. 
  • All children must take a swim test.
  • If there is lightning or thunder, the pool deck must be cleared and participants must move to the smoothie bar area or pool hallway.  No one allowed on pool deck for any reason during severe weather.
  • No alcohol, water wings, or pool floats. 
  • You may cancel your event if bad weather is predicted. Cancellation must be made 24 hours prior to your event to receive a full refund. If there is rain, you may set up your tables in the smoothie bar or bring a canopy.
▼   Liability Waiver
EVERY SINGLE PERSON attending the pool party/special event must sign a liability waiver (PDF). You are responsible for ensuring the each person arrives with a signed waiver. Participants under age 19 must also have a parent/guardian sign the waiver.
▼   Information for Day of Event

Set up

You must check in at the front desk before going to the pool deck to set up. Once you have checked in with the lifeguards you can use the outdoor pool gate to bring in your party items.

Provisions

We provide lifeguards on the deck, tables for each party, umbrellas, noodles, volleyball and basketballs, and use of all furniture on the pool deck.

You may bring in pool toys, food and drinks for your event. You may also bring your own canopy/tent.

Pool Birthday Party Set Up

Parking

Your guests can park in the parking lot in front of the Student Recreation Center or in the lot below the pool by the pump room (once on Jaguar Blvd, go to four-way stop and turn left rather than making a U-turn.) Parking is also available in the gravel lot off of Old Shell Road before you get to Jaguar Blvd. Please note that this lot is not available during USA baseball games and parking may be difficult during special events at the Mitchell Center.

▼   Reservation Link

Pool party reservations are made online via our Campus Recreation Portal. We do not accept in-person registration or cash/checks. If you are a member, you must read the portal instructions. Do not create a new account.

 

Portal Instructions