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J.C. Scrap Chandler Pool

Dive into the right aquatic program for you!

The J.C. Scrap Chandler Pool, located inside the ODU Student Recreation Center, is an 8 lane, 25 yard indoor pool with depths between 4 and 15 feet. The temperature is set between 78-80 degrees because it is a competition pool. Locker and shower facilities are available. Members can participate in a variety of programs including:

  • lap swimming
  • American Red Cross safety courses
  • swimming lessons


If you have questions about the pool or any of our programs, please reach out to our Coordinator of Aquatics, Lexi Ricciuti.

Pumpkin Splash!

Celebrate spooky season with floating pumpkins, pumpkin painting, a splash in the pool, and a Halloween movie! We will be playing Halloweentown beginning at 12:30 p.m. We look forward to having your family at the Old Dominion University pool!

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ft. shallow

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Swim Lessons

Group, Private, or Semi-Private Lessons

Learn to Swim

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Safety Certifications

CPR/FA/AED & Lifeguarding Certifications

Safety Certifications

 Want to become a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor?

Apply online! Eligible applicants:

  • must be 16 years of age or older
  • must pass the complimentary American Red Cross Certification Course (provided)
  • do not have to be current ODU students


Lap swimming is a great low-impact cardio exercise, and is available to SRC members during specific hours each week. See pool calendar below for hours.

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