Recreation

IMA Pool

Swimmers swimming in a pool.

Everything is guided by the operational principles from the state’s guidelines, such as maintaining 300 sq. ft. of distancing while exercising and maintaining 25% of the building’s capacity.

IMA Pool Hours:

Opens 2/8/2021

Corresponds with the revised IMA hours.

So, what can you expect? First, you are required to make a reservation to use the IMA Pool prior to each visit. If you cannot make your time block that you reserved, you are REQUIRED to cancel your reservation (penalties apply for not cancelling your reservation). You will also be required to sign a Facility Access Waiver BEFORE arriving to the IMA Building the first time. See below for more information on how to make a reservation, how to cancel a reservation, and how to sign the waiver for IMA facility access.

To help you visualize what your visit to the IMA might look like, we’ve added a page with photos here: https://www.washington.edu/ima/ima-reopening-visuals/

Upon arriving at the IMA, you will be met by a greeter who will ask you a few questions, verify that you have made a reservation to use the IMA Pool and direct you where to go. The entrance and exit will be separate to control the flow of traffic and minimize contact. There will be signage and tape on the floor to help members know where to stand, which way to walk (if applicable) and identify the maximum occupancy in most spaces.

Plexiglass barriers will be in place at the Member Services Desk and members will be asked to swipe their own Husky Card/IMA membership Card or utilize the FusionGO app on their phone to check in. The two staircases beyond the lobby (by Gym A and by Gym D) will be designated as one way only (one up, one down). The staircases by Gym B and Gym C will be closed.

The IMA Pool deck will be one directional. Please follow the posted arrows on the wall on the pool deck.

This means you must arrive at the IMA Pool during the time block of your reservation to check-in. If you arrive after your scheduled check-in time block, your reservation will be forfeited. If you arrive before your scheduled check-in time block, you may be asked to wait outside. Reservations can be made two days in advance.

*****We will be tracking individuals that do not show up for their reservation time block. If you do not show up for your reserved time block, you will be considered a ‘no-show’. Day of cancellations is also not permitted.  On the second ‘no-show’ or day of cancellation your IMA membership will be suspended for seven days. During the seven day membership suspension period, you forfeit any and all reservations made during this time. You will not be able to make any future reservations until your membership becomes active.******

Please understand that when you do not show up and do not cancel your reservation, you are taking away an opportunity for a fellow student to utilize the IMA Pool. There are a limited number of spots available daily which have been filling up so if you make a reservation and cannot make your reservation, you are REQUIRED to cancel your reservation which you can do at any time after registering and up to 24 hours before your time slot begins. However, we ask you do so as far in advance as possible so others may sign up.

Rules for the IMA Pool:

  • There will only be one swimmer per lane allowed.
  • Reservation for the pool does not allow access to the rest of the facility.
  • Reservations will only be for 45 minutes.
  • Patrons must maintain six feet of distance at all times.
  • Patrons must BRING YOUR OWN TOWELS. Towels will not be provided at this time.
  • Patrons must wear a cloth face covering at all times, except when in the pool swimming.
  • Patrons will enter the pool area via the first floor first aid office checking in with the lifeguard in the first aid office.
  • The pool deck shower will be used to rinse off before entering the water and can be used after patrons swim to rinse off as needed.
  • Patrons will be able to use the universal locker room area to change after their swim but there will be no shower available. There are also new changing stations on the pool deck.
  • Patrons will be able to use the universal locker room restroom (toilet and sink only) as needed during their swim reservation.
  • Patrons will have the use of kickboards, pull buoys, and swim fins. Upon completion of their reservation patrons must leave their equipment in the appropriate cleaning station.
  • Patrons should dress in workout attire/swimsuit and limit the number of items you bring with you. Please bring only what you need and remember to keep your personal items with you. Bins will be available for patrons to store items on the deck.
  • Please bring your own water bottle. Water fill stations will be available for use, but water fountains will not be available.

To reserve an IMA Pool lane, follow the directions below.

  • Click here: https://reg.recreation.uw.edu/booking
  • Click on the IMA Pool Access Reservations icon.
  • Log in using your UW NetID.
  • Click on the IMA Pool Lane icon (choose between Lanes #1 – 6 to make your reservation).
  • Select date.
  • Click Book Now on your preferred time slot.
  • A confirmation will be sent to your email on file (including a link to cancel your reservation if needed).