Aquatics at VCU Recreational Sports offers swim classes, certifications, water fitness training, both on the Monroe Part and VCU Medical Center campuses.



MCV Campus Aquatic Center

  • 25 meter pool has a maximum depth of 5 feet
  • Temperature between 81 and 85 degrees F
  • Four lanes for circle swimming (minimum of 6 people at a time)
  • Water basketball
  • Whirlpool spa 

Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center

Activity Pool

  • 25 yard long Pool depth 4 feet to 12 feet
  • Temperature between 81-83 degrees F
  • Three lanes of circle swimming (minimum of 6 people at a time)
  • Drop slide
  • 14 foot climbing wall in the deep end
  • Water basketball 

Leisure Pool

  • Zero-depth entry pool to 5 feet
  • Temperature between 83- 85 degrees F
  • Vortex features a gentle current for informal swim
  • Water volleyball
  • Water basketballThe adjacent whirlpool spa operates at a temperature of 104 degrees F and accommodates up to 15 people.

Whirlpool Spa

Programming for both pools is subject to change. Please check our grids linked above, and located at our Aquatic Centers, for current information.

Links and Resources


Carrie Baines
Assistant Director, Aquatics
Phone: (804) 827-0319

Cary Street Gym Aquatic Center

August 17-23
Activity Pool
Lanes 1 and 2
Lane 3
Lane 4
Lane 5

Leisure Pool

Spa available all open pool hours, except for Tuesdays at 8:30am for routine maintenance. This process usually takes 2-3 hours to reset the water chemistry and temperature.

MCV Campus Aquatic Center

August 17-23
Lanes 1 and 2
Lanes 3, 4, 5, 6

Spa available all open pool hours, except for Thursdays 9 - 11 a.m. for routine maintenance.


Cary Street Gym
101 South Linden St.
P.O. Box 842029
Richmond, VA 23284-2029
Phone: (804) 827-1100

MCV Campus Recreation & Aquatic Center
Jonah L. Larrick Student Center
900 Turpin Street
P.O. Box 980619
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: (804) 828-6100