The aquatics program area offers two swimming pools for patrons' daily use. The pools at Ball State University Recreation Services offer a fun and safe environment for daily exercise or leisure use.

The aquatics program area has multiple times per day available for open recreation use of our facilities.

See our hours for open recreation times.

All patrons must have valid auxiliary or full membership access and display ID upon entering facility.

The Masters Swimming program offers a workout that meets anyone’s needs. During practices, all swimmers will complete similar yet personalized workouts with distances and sets modified depending on ability. The coaching staff will help you define measurable goals and choose appropriate workouts allowing you to measure your progress.

Masters Swimming Coach

Steve Jones

We practice three times a week—Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 

Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be from 6-7 p.m. at Lewellen Pool. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be shared with open recreation.

Sessions on Saturdays will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Ball Gym Pool.

For specific dates and to register please register below.

Program Fees and Registration

  • Affiliate: $80 per semester
  • Non-affiliate: $104 per semester


Steps to Sign up for Masters Swim

  1. Visit to log into your new Recreation Services Membership Portal.
  2. Sign into your account using your BSU information by selecting "Sign in with BSU Username and Password".
  3. Once logged in, select “Programs and Registrations” from the options below.  Select “Masters” from a list of options.
  4. Complete the payment process with credit card.

For those who do not have a BSU log-in, register for your guest profile by selecting “Sign Up” located in the top right corner. Follow the steps to create a profile and verify your account.

Learn to Swim is designed to teach children everything from being comfortable in the water, floating, and coordinating arm and leg movements to learning proper breathing, the different competitive strokes, and diving (ages 6 months to 13). Pick a date and a time at your leisure—and come prepared to learn. Parents are encouraged to register for either Tuesday or Saturday lessons at the designated times.

We will help you throw a birthday bash by providing the cake, drinks, and the pool. We let all birthday bashes swim with just the people invited to the party and then we provide a room to have the cake and open presents.


  • Affiliate
    • With Cake - 165
    • Without Cake - 135
  • Non- Affiliate
    • with Cake - 197
    • Without Cake - 174

Location: Ball Pool
Available Times:

  • Fridays: 8-10 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 1-3 p.m. or 4-6 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1:30-3:30 p.m.



If you are interested in booking a party, please complete a waiver for each individual.

Additional Information

Prices include cake (if selected), tableware/plates/napkins for 25 people, juices for each child (up to 20), pool rental, party room rental, and two lifeguards. All birthday bashes must be booked two weeks in advance with the balance due two Fridays before the party. All parties are limited to a total number of 25 participants including parents and children. Parents/guardians are required to be present as all times during the event. The birthday child must be age 4 or older.

Sitting at home bored with the kids? Let Recreation Services be the cure to your blues. Come in and swim. The best part is it won't cost you a thing to splash and swim around. Family Swim is a free time for you and your family to spend some quality time playing in the pool. We provide a safe environment with lifeguards on-duty.

Cost: Free
Location: Ball Pool
Dates: Sundays for Fall 2018 semester (September 16-December 9)  **Excluding October 7 & November 25
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

If you are interested in joining us for Family Swim please complete a waiver for each individual.