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McComas Hall pool

The pool in McComas hall is a 25-yard, eight-lane swimming pool with a maximum depth of 6.5 feet. Thirty-six laps (down and back) is equal to one mile.

There are usually always lanes open for swimming, even when swim lessons are occuring. The pool closes periodically for special events. 

Swim Lessons: Spring 2024

  • Group lessons: Registration will open January 3 for mini-sessions and Family & Child Group Sessions. 
  • Private lessons: The Private Lesson Request Form will open on January 11.

Aquatic Activities

Free 15-minute private lessons the first Friday of each month!

On April 5th , we will offer a free 15 minute swim lesson that members (faculty/staff/students) can sign up for. Limited to 1 lesson per person.

Offerings are limited so sign up early! Registraion opens March 19.

Spring 2024 Dates: 

  • April 5

Times available: 

  • 12-12:15pm, 12:20-12:35pm, 12:40-12:55pm, 1:00-1:15pm, 1:20-1:35pm

Can’t travel to VT Football games? Why not swim!

Come swim with us to each "game location" for the Virginia Tech Football Team. Make it to every stadium and receive some Rec Sports swag.

Monday through Sunday of each game week will be your opportunity to "swim" to each stadium. Participants will log minutes swam and a conversion (below) will be applied to translate minutes swam to miles traveled.

All skill and ability levels are encouraged to participate. Participation can be completed from anywhere you can swim, not just at McComas Pool. 

As you swim, complete the participation form to log your minutes!

Swim the States: Spring 2024

With college football in the offseason in the spring, this swim the states program takes the swimmers on a tour of some of the premiere college football stadiums and college towns in the US. Following the similar schedule to 2023’s Swim the states, each participant must swim “to a checkpoint” by each selected day as represented by a US college town until they reach the Rose Bowl stadium in Los Angeles, California on the final day of classes. There are roughly two weeks in between each checkpoint, so they must swim the number of miles it takes to get to the checkpoint. The program would run from the day before the start of classes (January 16) to reading day (May 4).

The goal of the program is to make it to Los Angeles on time for the end of the school year.

How to Participate

Log activity minutes here! No pre-registration is required, just keep your progress up to date as you swim. 

Checkpoints and Conversions

Swim the States Details

Swim Workouts

Our aquatics staff has put together a variety of swim workouts designed for swimmers of all levels to add variety to their swim routine!

mccomas hall pool

Pool Hours

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McComas Hall pool
by the numbers

  • 25-yards
  • 8 lanes
  • 6.5 feet max depth 
  • 36 laps = 1 mile lap