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

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!

Pool Closures

For the safety of our patrons, and in following established safety guidelines, the pool will be closed during lightning storms and remain closed for 30 minutes beyond that last noted sound of Thunder. 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.

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Aquatics and Swim School:

Kit Wilson