Aquatics

aquatics center

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NOTICE: DUE TO MECHANICAL FAILURES, BOTH WRC POOLS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

Located on Georgia College's West Campus, the Wellness and Recreation Aquatic Center is a highlight of the facility. The Aquatic Center features two indoor pools and second-floor stadium seating. Use of the Aquatic Center is included in GC Student and non-student Memberships.

  • The 25 Yard Pool includes:
    • 8 Lanes for Lap Swimming
    • Diving Well
    • 1-Meter and 3-Meter Diving Boards
    • Recreational area for Water Basketball, Water Volleyball, and Water Polo
    • Swim-Meet Timing System 
  • The Leisure/Therapy Pool features:
    • Lazy River with Current
    • Spa Jets
    • Seating Area
  • Outdoor Patio accessible from Pool Deck

  • Men's, Women's, and Unisex/Handicapped Locker Rooms are accessible from Pool Deck and include day-use or rental lockers, showers, and restrooms.

General Rules and Expectations
  • A swimsuit must be worn at all times. Both one and two-piece swimsuits may be worn. Gym shorts and other athletic attire may not be worn in the pools.
  • No food or drink permitted in the pool areas. Leave all personal belongings in the locker rooms. 
  • Be considerate of other swimmers at all times!
  • Only one person allowed on the diving boards at one time. Forward dives and jumps allowed, no flipping. 
  • Do not enter the pool area if you are sick. If you begin to feel sick, nauseous, or dizzy during your time in the pool, seek help from a lifeguard immediately. 

WRC lifeguard staff has authority over Aquatic Center conduct, and use of equipment. Patrons who fail to follow rules and regulations may be given a warning. Refusal to comply with staff may result in being asked to leave the Wellness and Recreation Center. Failure to comply with requests of the staff may also result in the suspension of facility privileges.

View the WRC User Policies and Guidelines Handbook. All patrons are responsible for knowing and following the policies and guidelines stated in the handbook.

Aquatic Center Reservations

The Aquatic Center within the Wellness and Recreation Center is available for use by reservation to Georgia College Departments and Registered Student Organizations. Additional fees apply, per the GC Campus Fee Schedule. 

Outside state organizations, such as local schools, may also request Aquatic Center reservations for approved events, such as swim meets. University rental guidelines apply, including signed contracts and proof of liability insurance. 

Contact the Assistant Director of Aquatics for information regarding aquatic center availability, limitations, and fees.  Email: steven.wright@gcsu.edu; Phone: 478-445-7540. Contact Facility Reservations to submit your reservation request. 

The Wellness and Recreation Center, including the Aquatic Center, is not available for private rental by individuals, groups, or organizations. 

GC Centennial Center Pool

The outdoor pool at the Georgia College Centennial Center has temporarily been made available for public use through the Baldwin County, GA Department of Parks and Recreation. Operation hours and information can be found online at https://www.baldwincountyga.com/recreation or by calling (478) 445-0785.

Outside of the County's listed operation hours, this pool is used by the University and is not available for public swimming/use. To learn more about the summer programs offered by Georgia College visit https://summercamps.gcsu.edu.

The pool may be closed for cleaning, repairs, bad weather, or other issues, with little or no advance notice. The lifeguard staff has authority over facility conduct and the use of the equipment. Patrons who fail to follow rules and safety precautions may be asked to leave. In case of emergency, call 911 and/or GC Public Safety at (478) 445-4400.

GC Students

Head over to the pool during Open Swim for Aqua Climb - Basketball - Lazy River - Diving  - Lap Swim - Recreational Swim - Leisure Pool - Outdoor Patio and more!  

aquatic wall

Intramural & Club Sports

Inner Tube Water Polo is just one of our many Intramural and Club Sport options!

water polo team