Campus Recreation @ Yale University




MyRec is the web portal for members of Payne Whitney Gym, the Outdoor Education Center, and Campus Recreation programs. 

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PWG Hours of Operation & Activity Schedules

Below are the hours for Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
Hours are subject to change without notice. 

PWG doors close 15-minutes prior to posted closing times.

Click Here for PWG Recreation Activity Space Schedules. 
Spaces include the Lanman Center, 5th Floor Activity Spaces, and 8th Floor Multipurpose Room

 Brady Squash Center CLOSED on Saturday, December 2nd for a Varsity Squash Match.

 PWG Academic Year Hours of Operation



recreational lap swim



Notes &

Includes Israel
Fitness Center & Activity Spaces

3rd Floor
Practice Pool

(Short Course)
All lanes available unles otherwise noted

Exhibition Pool

(Short Course)
All lanes available
Court space may be limited during certain days & times. 
 Click Here to reserve a squash court

By Appointment Only
Email us for general questions.
Mondays 6am - 11pm

10am - 1pm &
6pm - 8pm (5 lanes only)

N/A 12pm - 3pm &
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tuesdays 6am - 11pm

10am - 1pm 

6pm - 8pm 12pm - 3pm &
6:30pm - 10pm
Wednesdays 6am - 11pm

10am - 1pm &
6pm - 8pm (5 lanes only)

N/A 12pm - 3pm &
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thursdays 6am - 11pm

10am - 1pm 

6pm - 8pm 12pm - 3pm &
6:30pm - 10pm
Fridays 6am - 11pm

10am - 1pm 

6pm - 8pm 12pm - 2pm By
Saturdays 9am - 8pm

12pm - 4pm

N/A 1pm - 6pm By


9am - 8pm

10am - 2pm

N/A 1pm - 6pm CLOSED

 PWG Future Closings & Adjusted Hours

Dates of Holidays/Recesses Hours of Operation

Fall Final Exams
Friday, December 15th - 
Wednesday, December 20th

PWG Hours: Monday-Friday: 6am - 8pm
Brady Squash Center Hours TBA
Rec Lap Swim Hours TBA
Winter Recess Closure
Thursday, December 21st -
Monday, January 1st
PWG & all spaces within CLOSED
Winter Recess
Tuesday, January 2nd -
Sunday, January 14th
PWG Hours: Monday-Friday: 6am - 8pm
Brady Squash Center Hours TBA
Rec Lap Swim Hours TBA

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(University Designated Holiday)
Monday, January 15th

PWG & all spaces within CLOSED
Spring Term Resumes
Tuesday, January 16th
Academic Year Hours
of Operation Resume
Spring Recess
Friday, March 8th -
Sunday, March 24th
 PWG Hours: Monday-Friday: 6am - 8pm
Brady Squash Center Hours TBA
Rec Lap Swim Hours TBA
Good Friday
(University Designated Holiday)
Friday, March 29th
PWG & all spaces within CLOSED

 Pool Closures for Swimming & Diving Competitions/Events 

Dates of Competitions/Events event/opponent
Thursday, December 7th Southern Connecticut
State University
Monday, January 15th &
Tuesday, January 16th
Cornell University
Saturday, January 27th George Washington

 Brady Squash Center Closures for Squash Competitions/Events

dates of competitions/Events Event/Opponent
Saturday, December 2nd Drexel University
Sunday, January 21st Dartmouth College
Saturday, January 3rd University of Pennsylvania
Sunday, January 4th Princeton University

PWG Memberships, Lockers, & Guest Passes

OEC Hours, Day-Passes, & Memberships

PWG/OEC Membership Services: Book an Appointment, Contact Us, or Renew Online

Current PWG Members

Renew Your Membership Online

Renew Your Locker Online

Prospective PWG & OEC Members who need to activate their MyRec account

Schedule a Membership Appointment

Contact PWG/OEC Membership Services

Phone:  203-432-2497

Email Us

Group Fitness Passes & Instructional Classes

Personal Training

Our Personal Training program is designed for participants of all levels. Personal Training offers participants the opportunity to work with one of our certified personal trainers who will provide customized guidance and instruction to help you achieve your physical fitness and wellness goals. 

Participants can choose from a variety of packages including:

  • 1 on 1 Personal Training
  • Partner/Buddy Training 

Swim Lessons

Currently, due to high demand and temporary staffing shortages, we are not accepting any new clients for swim lessons. Please check back soon for updates and additional information.

PWG offers adult beginner swim lessons as well as stroke technique/improvement lessons for both adults and children (ages 5 and up). We do not offer learn to swim programs for children who cannot swim.

Swim Lessons are available for PWG Members. Non-Members may complete the interest form below and must enroll in a PWG Membership before their first scheduled session. 

Types of Lessons

Adult Beginner Lessons 

Designed for adults with limited to no swimming experience. Lessons will teach the fundamentals of swimming - including floatation, treading water, and basic strokes. 

Stroke Technique/Improvement Lessons

Designed for adults and children (ages 5 and up) who can swim and are seeking to improve their strokes and mechanics. Individuals must be able to swim 25 yards and tread water for one minute, unassisted.

Session Information & Fees

All sessions are 1 on 1 with the instructor and will be scheduled at the convenience of both the instructor and participant. 

All sessions last approximately 45 minutes, with at least 30 minutes of in-water instruction. Sessions will typically be scheduled within weekend Recreational Lap Swim Hours. Weekday sessions may be available on a case-by-case basis, based upon demand for space during weekday Recreational Lap Swim. 

The initial session will be a basic assessment of the swimmer’s skills and abilities. 

1 Session $30/session
3 Session Package $84
5 Session Package $130

Field Shuttle Buses

The shuttles for recreation programming will resume when outdoor programming resumes this Spring. 

*Schedule subject to change without notice.