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Pool Schedule and Fees

The schedule has been updated through January 8, 2017.

Public Hours: August 22, 2016–January 8, 2017

Holiday Closures:
November 23–26, 2016 for Thanksgiving
December 14, 2016–January 8, 2017 for winter break

 Lap Swim Hours*  
Mornings M/W/F 6:30 am–10:00 am
T/Th 6:30 am9:00 am
Midday M-F 12:00 pm2:30 pm
Evening M/W/F 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
T/Th 5:30 pm–8:00 pm**
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm–4:45 pm

*Please see the Lap Lanes Available Table for number of available lanes at each time of day we are open for lap swimming. 

Lap Lanes Available
Mon Tue/Thu Wed Fri
6:30 am–9:00 am
9:00 am–10:00 am
5 + S

5 + S

5 + S
5 + S
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
1:30 pm–2:30 pm
10 + S
10 + S
7 + S
10 + S
10 + S
10 + S
10 + S
10 + S
5:30 pm–7:30 pm 5 + S
5 5 + S 10 + S
7:30 pm–8:00 pm
8:00 pm–8:30 pm**
5 + S
10 + S

S—shallow end available for lap swim and water walking.

 Rec Swim* Hours  
Saturday 12:00 pm4:45 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm–4:45 pm

*Rec swim hours are open to families and children not swimming laps.

Pool Fees

These fees apply to all patrons entering the facility.

  Daily Semester Pass***
Mills Student (and student's immediate family*) Free Free
Faculty and Staff (and immediate family) Free Free
Alumnae/i $5.00 Spring/Summer: $175.00
Fall: $125.00
Friend of the College (FOTC)** $7.00 Spring/Summer: $250.00
Fall: $200.00
Discount punch cards are available    
FOTC: Ten swims for $56.00    
Alum: Ten swims for $40.00    

Towel Rental: Daily towel–$2.00
Pool Lockers: No fee for Mills College students
All others: $35.00 per semester 
Outside Lockers: $1.00 lock rental per day

*Immediate family members of students or alums must be accompanied by the student or alum, or they will be considered to be Friends of the College.
**Friend of the College (FOTC) indicates the general public. There is no charge for children under three years of age.
***Fall and spring semester passes are prorated. Summer passes are NOT prorated due to extended hours. 

Mills College ID required for current Mills College students, staff and faculty to enter the pool for free. Without your ID, you will be asked to pay the non-refundable one day entry fee of $7.

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must be in the facility.
Children under 14 years of age are welcome during recreational swim hours only.
Children under 13 years of age must be directly supervised by an adult.
Children under six years of age must be directly supervised by an adult in the water within arms length of the child at all times.
The shallow end is open for play only during recreational swim hours.

Come join one of our programs at the pool! Check out our group and private swim lesson information, as well as both deep water and shallow Water Aerobics, American Red Cross classes and other aquatics opportunities.


Annual Parking Permit: (August 23, 2016– August 22, 2017)  $60 Fall Parking Permit:  $35
Spring Parking Permit: $35
Summer Parking Permit:  $25
If you use the pool year round, for the most value, we highly recommend you purchase an Annual Parking Pass for 2016–17.

Visitor parking permit holders are currently authorized access to Richards and commuter lots, patrons found outside of these parking lots may be cited by officers at any time.

Aquatics Center

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Swim Lessons


Junior Lifeguarding

Basic Water Rescue

Water Safety Instructor & Lifeguarding
Instructor Classes

American Red Cross Class

Water Aerobics

Mills College Master's Swimmers

Contact Information

Trefethen Aquatic Center

P: 510.430.2170
E: pool@mills.edu 

Last Updated: 11/14/16