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Aquatics 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, and current Friends of Villanova members.

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.

  • Students & Friends of Villanova members may only use lockers for daily use and may not store equipment overnight. Unauthorized locks kept on overnight will be removed regularly and locker contents discarded.
  • Faculty & Staff may use lockers on a daily basis.  If storing items overnight, you must register for a long-term locker and a University-issued lock at the Equipment Room (Villanova ID required).  Unauthorized locks will be removed regularly and locker contents discarded.    
    • The Equipment Room is open 10 a.m.—5 p.m. (M-F) and is located in the ground floor of the Talley Athletic Center.
    • There is no charge for the University-issued lock or use of the locker. 
    • If you forget your University-issued lock combination, please visit the Equipment Room or contact Public Safety after hours at 610.519.6979.

Please take a moment to read the procedures and policies stated underneath "Pavilion Pool" in the center of this webpage.

  • NEVER SWIM WITHOUT A LIFEGUARD ON DUTY.
  • 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.
  • GLASS CONTAINERS ARE NEVER ALLOWED IN THE ACQUATICS FACILITY.
  • 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.
  • 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, or with the express permission of the Aquatics Coordinator.
  • Other pool equipment such as starting blocks, pull up bars, and water polo goals are for varsity and club 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

Email: michael.hay@villanova.edu


Pavilion Pool Schedule and Hours

Spring 2023 Semester Recreational Swim Hours:

Start Date: January 17th, 2023

End Date: May 5th, 2023

M, F 9 AM - 1 PM

W 9 AM - 12:45 PM

Tu, Th 8 AM - 1 PM

*Please note that there will be no Rec Swim on the following dates, and that these dates may be updated throughout the semester:*

3/6/23 - 3/10/23 (Spring Break)

4/6/23 - 4/10/23 (Easter Break)