General Lab Information

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Swimming Pool

NOTE: the Laboratory's pool is for the use of Brookhaven Lab employees, guests, retirees, and family members only. It is not open to the general public.

The reopening for the swimming pool is delayed while repairs are completed. Watch the Lab's internal home page and announcements for updates. When the Pool does reopen, the hours will be weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with payment made at the pool desk. The pool will be available for lap swimming by Lab employees, postdocs, and others with site access.

Usage fees

Fees are paid by cash or personal check at the pool desk upon entry to the building.

Employees, Facility Users, Guests and family members over the age of 6 $5 per day. No monthly or quarterly passes available for family.
Retirees Free for lap swimming, but fees apply to swim classes.
Family Swim Night Not available at this time
Monthly Individual Passes* $25
Quarterly Individual Passes* $60

* Only employees and individuals with guest appointments may purchase monthly or quarterly passes.


A parent must accompany children at all times. If your child is less than 42-inches tall, the parent must be in the water with the child, no exceptions. A painted line on the wall will confirm height.

Guest Policy

No more than two guests (adult or child) per family at the swimming pool, please. Advance Laboratory Main Gate notice and ID are required for adults over 16.

Students and Post-docs

Swimming is free to students and postdocs who are currently working and doing research at the Laboratory and have a valid badge, Monday through Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Note that normal fees must be paid for Aqua Fit, Adult Swim lessons, or pool use at any time outisde of the hours listed here.

See the Recreation Office in Bldg. 400 near Housing to get the necessary pass. Pool staff will log your info so you need only get a pass once.

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The pool is located in Building 478. Locate this building on Google Maps.

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