Facility Hours and Public Spaces

Why are the hours limited?
Our hours have been chosen to coincide with the times when most participants have chosen to workout based on historical data. In addition, limited hours allow us to ensure that we can complete extra cleaning of the facility and equipment throughout the day. We anticipate expanding our hours later in the fall semester if possible.


Participant and Employee Safety

What are you doing to keep the facilities and equipment clean?
We have an extensive cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting plan which includes:

  • Antimicrobial mist for floors and equipment on a monthly basis.
  • Building Services cleaning floors, restrooms, locker rooms, lobby areas and high touch surfaces nightly.
  • Electrostatic sprayers a minimum of twice daily
  • Hourly staff rotating around the building continuously to clean doors, handrails, locker rooms and restrooms throughout the day.
  • Participants encouraged to use Gym Wipes to clean in and out when using equipment. Supplies are available in strength & cardio spaces.

How do you know your employees aren’t sick?
There are several steps that are being taken to minimize opportunities for someone who is sick to come to work:

  • All students are expected to self-monitor and not report to work or go to classes if they are not feeling well.
  • Employees are required to wear the IU issued mask when they are in the facilities.
  • Professional staff members have completed the Community Responsibility Form mandated by IU. These staff members are responsible for monitoring their own symptoms and are committed to staying away from the facilities should they exhibit symptoms.

We cannot share any confidential health information about any of our employees.

Why are participants required to scan in and out of the facilities?
We are doing this for a couple of reasons:

  • It helps us to monitor the number of people in the facilities.
  • The information can be used to support contact tracing if requested by the University.

Why aren’t you screening everyone (participants) for symptoms when they come into the building?
As students, all of our participants have been asked to compete the Student Commitment Form that informs them of their responsibilities for monitoring their symptoms and taking responsible actions to protect the health of the community. However, we will not be screening faculty, staff or public using the Tennis Center for private lessons at this time.


Can I contract COVID-19 through pool water?
There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities inactivates the virus in the water.

What has changed for recreational lap swim? Will Royer Pool still be available?
CBAC will be available to participants for recreational lap swim, water basketball and recreational diving. Click here for hours

What do participants need to know when they come to swim?
Two things that participants should know:

  • Showers will be required before entering the pool area.
  • Face coverings are required for all participants EXCEPT when in the water. Please wear you face mask out to the deck and we will give you a plastic bag to put it in and keep at the end of your lane while you swim.

How wide is a lap lane?
It is 7 feet from lane line to lane line.

What Aquatic programs are being offered this Fall?
Here are the programs we are offering this Summer:
  • Adult Group Swim Lessons and Total Technique Swim Trainings (Students only)
  • Adult Private Lessons (Students, Faculty/Staff Only)
  • Youth Private lesson (Students, Faculty/Staff Only)
  • Recreational Diving
  • Water Basketball

Will there be additional cleaning and disinfection of common pool equipment, like kickboards?
Yes, all kickboards, pull buoys, aqua jogging belts, and lifejackets will be cleaned and disinfected after each use. When you arrive to the pool deck there will be a “Grab clean equipment here” bin and a “Place used equipment here” bin.

Will the locker rooms and towel checkout be available?
Yes, the locker rooms will be open and towel checkout available from the Equipment Desk. 


Informal Sports

What informal sports activities will you be offering?
All informal sport activities have returned for Fall 2021. This includes basketball, volleyball, futsal, racquetball, badminton, squash, etc. As always, strength and cardio equipment are also available in multiple places in our facilities as well.

Can I play or work out at the Outdoor Tennis Courts or Woodlawn Fields?
What else is new this Fall?
We are excited to launch the Rec Sports app! You can found us by searching IU Rec Sports on Google Play or in the App Store. In the app you can see facility hours, access your student ID for scanning in, reserve volleyball, racquetball, badminton and squash courts, access the GEX schedule and much more!


Group Exercise

Will Group Exercise be offered?
Yes, albeit with some appropriate modifications to accommodate masks while exercising and equipment cleaning.

Why is the number of sessions per week being reduced?
We need to allow adequate time between sessions for Group Exercise leaders and participants to clean equipment used during the sessions and leave the space before the next session can begin.

Will you still offer the online on demand session and the online live sessions via Zoom?
ABSOLUTELY! We have over 100 sessions with some of our most popular leaders already posted on YouTube and our website for anyone to access whenever they want to use them! Head to the live group exercise schedule to see when to join us for live sessions through Zoom each week

Do I have to register/reserve my spot in GEX sessions?
Participants do not need to register for in-person sessions but must have the GEX Semester Waiver signed to join the session. You only need to sign the waiver once at the beginning, then you're good for the entire semester! The link to sign your summer waiver will be available soon. We do need you to reserve your spot for RS Live Zoom sessions.


Intramural Sports

When will Intramural Sports be back to normal?
We are excited to welcome back a variety of individual and team sports this fall!

Can I play or work out on the turf fields (RSFC)?
In order to ensure everyone’s safety, the Recreational Sports Field Complex is closed for personal use.


Club Sports

Are club sports able to practice and compete in RS facilities this semester?
Club sports will not be permitted to practice or compete in RS facilities this semester since spaces have been prioritized for academics and RS programs that are needed for self-directed participation since that is how we can serve the greatest number of students.

When will club sports be able to start practicing and competing again in RS facilities?
We’re very eager to have everyone participating with us again. At this time we do not have an update on when we can resume normal club sports activities. We’ll provide more information as it becomes available. Safety is our top priority and we’ll continue to monitor national, state, and university guidelines as we navigate the pandemic.

Are club sports able to practice elsewhere on campus and off-campus?
Activity elsewhere or off campus will be at the club’s discretion and we STRONGLY encourage them to follow the CDC guidelines related to organized sport.


Tennis Center

What will you be offering?

We are open for private, semi-private and group lessons, instructional clinics, informal singles and doubles reservations and walk-ins. Ball machines and the fitness area are also available.

What won’t you be offering?

Cardio Tennis, Travel Teams/Leagues and Team Drills.