Thank you for choosing Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. We have many user groups throughout the year. Please see our Monthly Pool Calendar for activities scheduled in the facility. These activities include, but are not limited to, high school swim team practices, VU water polo, swim, and tri club practices, kayaking clinics, and water aerobics classes. All of these exciting activities may limit the number of lanes that are available. Most of the VU activities occur in the evening during the academic year, while the high school swim teams practice from mid-September through mid-February from 3:45 pm until 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. Should you choose to swim during a scheduled activity, and/or prime time, please be prepared for a limited number of lanes available. Swimmers are required to share lanes when necessary.

General Pool Information

  • 25 yard by 36 meter pool
  • 3-ft shallow end up to 10 ft deep end
  • Approximately 480,000 gallons of water
  • Capability of up to 15 lap lanes
  • Water temperature is approximately 81 – 83 degrees
  • Disability pool lift available
  • Equipment available
    • kick boards
    • pull buoys
    • aqua jogger belts
    • hand paddles
    • fins
    • Towels, goggles, and caps available for purchase at equipment services

Aquatics News

Modified Pool Hours
April 21 – June 1

Please click here for times.

Comments or concerns regarding modified pool hours, please contact Frank Harrison.

In our 47th year as the leader in teaching Nashville to swim, we offer a wide variety of classes and times to suit your needs and schedule. All classes are held in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.

Our lessons are on a first come first serve basis. Online registration powered by ACTIVE Network is now available for the Vanderbilt Swim School.

If you do not wish to use online registration, you may register in person in the Office of Campus Recreation at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. (check, cash, money orders, debit / credit cards accepted.) Class fees must be paid in full at time of registration. Absolutely NO refunds or make-ups for missed classes.

NO Mail-In Registrations Will Be Accepted.

Vanderbilt Swim School (VSS)
Summer Group and Private Lessons registrations starts March 3. 2014.

Now hiring Swim Instructors and Lifeguards for Summer 2014.


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Aquatics and Swim School:

Kit Wilson