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 features 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 finished utilizing the pool area.

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

Pavilion Pool

Phone: TBD

Pavilion Pool Schedule and Hours

Attention Pool Patrons:

Note 8/14: The Pavilion Pool will be reopening for Recreational Swim on Tuesday, September 5th. We have appreciated your patience during our summer closure, and we are excited to present our new look.

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.