Whether you want to tan, swim, or cool off on a hot day, our pool is the place to be!
The Sullivan Aquatic Center opened after renovations in October 2008. The pool is now 52 m by 23 m (a little larger than an Olympic-sized pool due to the potential future purchase of a bulkhead).
The facility is available for use by current SCU students, faculty and staff, and Malley Center members. Seven lap lanes are regularly available for open recreation lap swimming, and we have one shallow lane for water walking. On the pool deck, we have kick boards and pull buoys available for use for lap swimmers. There are also six diving blocks that are used by Club Swim during practices and swim meets.
The pool is used by the Men's and Women's Intercollegiate Water Polo teams for their practices and home games. These do not impact the seven lap lanes, except when the teams host their annual tournaments or league championships. The Campus Recreation swim and triathlon club sports use the pool for practices. These two programs do take up three of the lap lanes during their practices. In addition, the pool is used by our Bronco Kids All Sports Camp program.
For more information about our Aquatic Center policies, click here.
The beautiful Sullivan Aquatic Center on a perfect Santa Clara day.
Pool by the Numbers
|25 yards||1 length of the lap pool|
|3½ - 7½ feet||depth of lap pool (only 1 lane is 3½ feet)|
|80oF||average daily pool temperature|
|660,000||approximate total gallons of water in the pool|
|1 mile||68 lengths of the pool (1,700 yards)|
|**ADA compliant pool lift available|