Aquatics Department at Villanova University

Villanova Pavillion pool

The Aquatics Department currently operates one competition-size swimming pool:

Pavilion Pool

The Pavilion Pool

The Pavilion facility features a 10 lane by 25 yard / 8 lane by 25 meter swimming pool.  It also includes a diving well and facilities for the diving team. The facility is available during recreational swim to anyone with a University issued ID - Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Friends of Villanova.

The Pavilion Pool and Locker Rooms will soon feature card readers at each entrance. A valid Wildcard will be required to access these areas at all times. Those using the pool must leave their University-issued identification card with the lifeguard prior to swimming and reclaim it when done.

In addition, a new policy has been implemented to manage locker use. Employees may purchase authorized locks (one-time fee of $10) and rent lockers on an annual basis ($20/year) in person through the Wildcard Office. Students and Friends of Villanova may use lockers on a daily basis only. Unauthorized locks will be removed regularly and locker contents discarded. 




Rules for the Pavilion Pool:
  • Wildcards MUST be presented and left with guards during swim time.
  • Diving entries are NOT allowed without lifeguard permission.
  • NO jumping into the pool without lifeguard permission.
  • NO eating, drinking, or smoking on the pool deck. Food and beverages must remain in the bleachers, with the sole exception of water bottles.
  • NO running, roughhousing, or other unsafe behavior allowed on the water deck OR in the water.
  • NO bikes, roller blades, or skateboards; only service animals are allowed.
  • NO one under the age of 17 is allowed in the swimming pool area without an adult present.
  • Each child under 12 in the pool MUST be accompanied by an adult within arms length at all times.
  • NO children in swim diapers are allowed in the pool.
  • Children over the age of 2 are NOT allowed to go into opposite gendered locker rooms.
  • Abusive or profane language will not be tolerated.
  • Showers are required before entering the pool.
  • Recreational swimming is ONLY permitted during the designated times as posted on the board and website.
        Note that at times during the year, lane space may be limited.
  • Proper swim attire must be worn at all times. (No garments that become see-through when wet).
  • Swim equipment, such as kickboards and paddles, will be restricted at the discretion of the lifeguards.
  • Please observe lap swim etiquette. Lifeguards WILL enforce etiquette as necessary.
  • Circle swim should ALWAYS go counterclockwise (always swimming on the right-hand side) when 2 or more swimmers are sharing a lane. Swim around the black lines on the bottom of the pool.
  • Diving boards are NEVER to be used, except for competitive diving team practices.
  • Other pool equipment such as starting blocks, pull up bars, and water polo goals are for varsity athletics ONLY.
  • NO squirt guns or hard balls (tennis balls, etc.) are allowed in the pool facility. All toys are restricted at the lifeguard’s discretion.
  • Lifeguards have TOTAL authority over those using the pool area and may enforce situational rules as needed.
  • Check signs and web site for changes in schedules.
  • Pool personnel are NOT responsible for any personal items brought to the pool.

Contact Us


Phone: 610-955-7487

Pavilion Pool Schedule and Hours

Attention Pool Patrons:

Please take a moment to read the procedures and policies stated underneath "Pavilion Pool" in the center of this webpage.
Recreational Swim hours are as follows:

Monday: 8AM - 2PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 1PM
Wednesday: 8AM - 2PM
Thursday: 8AM - 1PM
Friday: 8AM - 2PM
Saturday + Sunday: CLOSED

Please note that - the Villanova Diving team uses a portion of the pool until approximately 10:00AM. Additionally, Women's Water Polo uses lane space from 8-9AM on Mondays and Wednesdays.