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
- Towels, goggles, and caps available for purchase at equipment services
Summer Pool Hours begin May 6. Click here for more details.
Modified Pool Hours during Fall Break (October 14-18) – The pool will operate under modified hours October 14-16 and will be closed for mechanical repair October 17-18. For more information, click here.
Certificate of Excellence For Pool Maintenance
The VRWC pool for a third year in a row was recognized by the Metro Public Health Department with a certificate of excellence for pool maintenance. Only 21 pools out of over 860 in Nashville receive this recognition for cleanliness. Please join us at the VRWC in celebrating this accomplishment and congratulation our staff lead by Coordinator Kit Wilson. GREAT JOB AQUATIC STAFF!
As we enter storm and inclement weather season, we would like to remind our patrons of our inclement weather policies and procedures. Once a lifeguard sees lightning and/or hears thunder, the pool is cleared immediately. Everyone must be completely out of the water and away from the glass windows. The pool is to remain clear until there is no longer a threat of imminent danger. Typically this closing will last a minimum of 30 minutes dependent on current weather conditions. The Facility Supervisor will have a weather radar pulled up to assist and provide warnings as necessary.
Tornado Watch – Although the actual conditions in the area may not be presently threatening, there is a strong chance of dangerous winds, maybe a tornado. When the facility supervisor or a radio announcement has been made, the lifeguard is prepared to clear the pool if necessary.
Tornado Warning- If a tornado warning has been issued, the aquatic staff immediately instructs all patrons to clear the pool and seek the designated shelter areas immediately. Shelter areas are located in the lower corridors (hallway to men’s and women’s locker rooms.) Patrons may leave the building if they choose, but are strongly advised to seek immediate shelter within the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.
Should you have questions regarding this or any policies or issues with the pool please contact Frank Harrison. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.