Thank you for choosing Vanderbilt Aquatic Facility. 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 3:45pm until 5:30pm 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.
In our 46th 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 Student Recreation Center
Our lessons are on a first come first serve basis. It is required that you mail or bring in your registration form with check, cash, or money order to the Office of Campus Recreation at the Student Recreation Center, Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. (Credit cards are not accepted). Class fees must be paid in full at time of registration. Absolutely NO refunds or make-ups for missed classes.
Construction: Significant progress continues to be made on Vanderbilt’s new multipurpose facility and the expansion of the recreation center. However, in the next several weeks the Rec Center will be experiencing interruptions such as: building temperature, no water in different areas of the building during the day, and changes of the pool water temperature. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause while visiting here at the Rec Center during this time.
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
- Disabiltiy pool lift available
- Equipment available
- kick boards
- pull bouys
- aqua jogger belts
- hand paddles
- Towels, goggles, and caps available for purchase at equipment services