Rec Swim


The Goolrick pool is 6 lanes and 179,000 gallons. It is used for varsity and club swim practices and meets, individual exercise classes, recreational swim for the UMW community, and swim lessons. To use the pool, please enter through Fitness Center during Rec Swim hours and hand your EagleONE ID to the front desk staff member.

Gym Hours

The following hours apply to all recreational spaces in Goolrick Hall and the Fitness Center.

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The gym will be closing early at 7pm due to inclement weather. Stay safe & warm, Eagles!

Effective January 13 – May 2
Monday: 6am-10:30pm
Tuesday: 6am-10:30pm
Wednesday: 6am-10:30pm
Thursday: 6am-10:30pm
Friday: 6am-8pm
Saturday: 11am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-8pm

Winter Break
Friday, January 11: Closed (staff training)
Saturday, January 12: Open 11am-3pm (Community Member Open House)
Monday, January 21 – Open @ 10am (Martin Luther king Jr. Day)
Friday, March 1 – Close @ 5pm (Spring Break)
Saturday, March 2 – Saturday, March 9 – Closed (Spring Break)
Sunday, March 10 – Open @ 5pm (Spring Break)
Friday, May 3 – Close @ 5pm (End of Semester)

Monday: 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Tuesday: 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Wednesday: 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Thursday: 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Friday: 11am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Pool Hours & Court Availability

Open Recreation Court Times
When the courts aren’t occupied by sport practices or other activities, they can be used for pick-up basketball and other sports during open hours. Over the summer, these spaces are generally available. During the school year, we will post specific times the courts are open for recreational use, between sport practices and other activities. Stay tuned!

Open Recreation Swim Times
Spring 2019 Pool Hours effective January 14-April 26
Monday: 9am-10am & 7pm-8:30pm
Tuesday: 11am-1pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Wednesday: 9am-10am, 4:30pm-6pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Thursday: 11am-1pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Friday: 9am-10am
Sunday: 2pm-4pm

Adjusted Hours
Monday, January 21: Pool hours cancelled (MLK Jr. Day)
Wednesday, January 23: Pool hours cancelled (James Monroe High School District Swim Meet)
Thursday, January 31st: Pool hours cancelled due to Club Swim Event
Friday, March 1 – Sunday, March 10: Pool hours cancelled (Spring Break)
Wednesday, February 20th: 9am-10am, 4:30pm-6pm pool hours cancelled due to inclement weather. Night swim hours from 7pm-8:30pm still available. Thank you & stay warm!
Thursday, February 28th: 7:30pm-8:00pm, pool hours cancelled due to a private club swim event. Afternoon hours from 11am-1:00pm still available. Thank you & have a great week!


Students, faculty, and staff can request to reserve space in the Fitness Center and Goolrick. To request to reserve the Campus Rec field, Goolrick main basketball courts, Goolrick AUX gym court, or pool:
1. Visit the Campus Rec Facility Calendar. Requests made during existing programming will be declined or directed to a different space. After determining if the date and time you want to reserve is available in your desired space…
2. Log in to the website in the top right corner. by clicking the blue “Sign in with your NET ID and Password” button and using your UMW credentials.
3. Go to the home page by clicking the University of Mary Washington icon in the top left corner and click on the “Reserve A Space” icon.
4. On this form, first verify that the appropriate facility is selected from the drop down menu.
5. Enter the prompted information accordingly. “Group Name” must be provided for a reservation to be confirmed. A group is defined as a UMW student group, office, or department.
*Number of people indicates how many people you anticipate to utilize the facility during your reservation.
6. In the comments section, please enter if you are looking for any equipment or special requests from Campus Recreation.
7. Submit.
Someone from Campus Recreation will be in touch with you within 3 business days.

Campus Recreation does not manage reservation requests for the Goolrick Dance Studios or the Anderson Center. They are managed by the Department of Theater and Dance and Athletics respectively.

Recreational Spaces

Goolrick Hall
Founded in 1969, this building is home to two basketball courts, a pool, two dance studios, classrooms, and varsity athletics offices and training rooms.

The Fitness Center
This 19,000 square foot facility added onto Goolrick Hall in 2004 houses a cycle studio, strength equipment, over 40 cardio machines, an olympic lifting floor, multiple stations for squats, bench pressing, and pull ups, cable machines, dumbbells, barbells, open mat areas for stretching and core exercises, and more. TVs and music are provided for your entertainment and things such as weight lifting belts, resistance loops, and barbell pads are available to borrow from the front desk.

The Goolrick pool is 6 lanes and 179,000 gallons. It is used for varsity and club swim practices and meets, individual exercise classes, recreational swim for the UMW community, and Campus Recreation-led swim lessons.

Campus Rec Field
The CRF is located on Alvey Drive near the parking deck. This field is the home to many of our Eagle sport clubs and plays host to our outdoor intramural sports. The ATurf surface allows practices and competition to take place in most weather conditions and the Musco Advanced Lighting system enables play to continue into the evening and in overcast conditions.
Portable spectator bleachers, player benches, restrooms, and a storage building are all found at the CRF.

Beach Volleyball Court
The Beach Volleyball Court is located near the Campus Recreation Field (CRF) and is open for all UMW students to enjoy. Stop by sometime when the weather is nice to get your game on!

A valid membership and EagleONE ID is required to access our recreational spaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can my child exercise in the facility?
A. It depends on their age! This question and more can be answered by taking a look at our facility policies.
Q. Can I bring a guest?
A. Yes! Learn more about our membership options here.

Contact Us!

If you’d like to speak with someone in Campus Recreation, please email or call 540-654-1732 during business hours.