Robert Carr Pool

Photo of Robert Carr Pool
The Robert Carr Pool.
Photo credit: Yvett Chen '16

Located in the Jesse Philips Physical Education Center, Carr Pool was the site of two NCAA swimming and diving championships and 10 consecutive NCAC championship meets. The facility is closed for extensive renovations and is set to reopen in August 2018. Carr will have eight rather than six lanes for swimming.

The current pool has six 25-yard lanes, plus a diving well with one- and three-meter springboards. In addition to varsity events, the pool hosts learn-to-swim programs, lifeguard and water safety certification, and deep-water aerobics classes. The facility is named for Oberlin’s ninth president, Robert Kenneth Carr, a distinguished scholar of law and political science who served from 1960-1970.

Carr Pool renovations are part of the overall expansion of Philips Gym, which, once completed, will have a new wellness area with several fitness rooms for varying activities such as yoga, spinning, TRX, and dance.