Together for Maine: Our Plan for a Safe Return
UMPI Safe Return
Until further notice, Gentile Hall will be CLOSED to all traffic due to the COVID-19 situation.



Our indoor swimming facility features a 25-yard pool ranging from 3.5 feet to 10 feet in depth,with a constant 84 degrees for water and 84 degrees for air. Both a handicapped accessible chair with lift and a friendly entrance of graduated stairs into the pool provides ease of access for both children and older adults.  Whether you’re looking to swim laps or just take a dip to cool off, we can accommodate! For your safety and assistance, a lifeguard is always on duty when the pool is open.

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M/W/F General/Lanes TBD
Sunday through Saturday General/Lanes TBD
Monday & Wednesday General/Lanes TBD
Tuesday, & Thursday General/Lanes TBD
Friday General/Lanes TBD

University Programs have Priority.

**Call the Presque Isle Recreation & Parks Department @ 764-2545 for information on swimming lessons or aquatic fitness classes.

Pool Rules and Regulations

  • All staff members must work to enforce the following rules and regulations in order to uphold the highest standards for safety, comfort and cleanliness of our patrons.
  • All users of the Gentile Hall are required to sign an Assumption of Risk & Release Waiver.
  • Please consult a physician before using any of our recreation facilities and/or equipment, and before beginning a workout program.
  • Anyone who experiences pain or shortness of breath is asked to discontinue use of equipment or facility and seek medical attention immediately.
  • Absolutely no street shoes on the pool deck. Flip-flops and deck shoes used strictly for this purpose are permitted.
  • NO holding breath games or underwater lap swimming.
  • No running on the pool deck.
  • In accordance with Maine state law, a cleansing shower must be taken before entering the pool.
  • Dive in designated areas only. Starting blocks are to be used for classes only.
  • Children under 14 years of age must be under the direct supervision of an adult member and are only allowed at specified times.
  • When swimming laps, swimmers are required to stay to the right side of the lane or “circle swim.” The pool is often busy, and you may need to share a lane.
  • Lap swim equipment including kickboards and pull buoys are available for lap swimmers and are to be used for the intended purposes.
  • Toys available for use can be found on the pool deck and are to be used for their intended purpose only.
  • No sitting, standing, or jumping on kickboards or other equipment. Floating equipment including pull buoys, noodles, etc. are to be used for their intended purposes only.
  • No horseplay in the pool or on the pool deck. It is up to the lifeguard to decide what is considered safe play.
  • Gentile Hall does not lend equipment such as goggles or bathing caps.
  • Food, gum, tobacco, and glass bottles beverages are prohibited in the pool area; plastic bottles and water is acceptable.
  • All swimmers must wear bathing suits. No cut-offs.
  • Long hair must be in a ponytail or bathing cap.
  • Swimmers may wear goggles/face mask, if worn appropriately.
  • Children may wear Coast Guard approved flotation devices only. No water wings or inner tubes.
  • Parents/adults must be in the pool and in direct proximity to children using any flotation device.
  • No one may use masks, fins, snorkels or scuba gear without prior permission.
  • Any person with open cuts or communicable disease may not use the pool or spa until the condition is healed.
  • Toddlers or those at a high risk of fecal accidents must wear swim diapers.
  • For safety and security reasons – we ask that cell phone use be limited to first floor lobby and second floor mezzanine.  No cell phones in Pool area.
  • If coming in groups, we recommend calling in advance for availability of space and scheduling – please check our Rentals page.
  • Report any facility related injury immediately to the staff on duty.
  • Report any facility/equipment irregularity to the staff on duty.
  • DO NOT Spit anywhere in the facility.
  • General Facility Rules Poster is located at the front desk.

Gentile Hall reserves the right to revoke privileges for any rule violation.