University of Rochester

Athletics & Recreation

U of R Athletics

Attention: The Goergen Athletic Center will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25th for Thanksgiving break and will reopen at 5 PM on Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Robert B. Goergen Athletic Center Hours

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Home of Yellowjacket Women's and Men's Swimming and Diving, Masters Swim ProgramClub Sports and Open Recreation

Fall 2015: August 24—December 11, 2015

Aquatic Center
Mon & Wed: 6:30 AM–8:30 AM, 11 AM–2 PM, 8:30 PM–10:30 PM
Tues & Thurs: 11 AM–1 PM, 4:30 PM–6:30 PM
Fri: 6:30 AM–8:30 AM, 11 AM–2 PM
Sat: Noon–3 PM
Sun: Noon–3 PM, 8:30–10:30PM Sunday Splash*

*Sunday Splash- 8:30-10:30 PM we take down the lanes for recreational pool time with music & games.

Note: We will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25th for Thanksgiving break and will reopen at 5 PM on Sunday, November 29th, 2015.

Reading/Exam Week December 12—December 20th, 2015
Aquatic Center
Mon – Fri: 6:30 AM–8:30 AM; 11 AM–2 PM
Sat & Sun: 1 PM–3 PM

Note: We will close at 6 PM on December 20, 2015 and will reopen Monday January 4, 2016.

Winter Break: January 4–12,2016
Aquatic Center
Mon – Fri: 6:30 AM–8:30 AM; 11 AM—2 PM
Sat & Sun: 1 PM—3 PM

Housed in the Goergen Athletic Center, the Speegle-Wilbraham Aquatic Center was named form Roman Leo Speegle and Hazel Wilbraham, two of the exemplary teachers in Rochester's vibrant history. Speegle an exemplary coach and teacher at the University (1926 - 1963), will long be remembered for his warmth and good spirit and for the sportsmanship and skill he represented and passed on to generations of students. Wilbraham teacher and friend at the University (1927 - 1957), will be remembered for her vibrant personality and unquenchable honor made life in the cooperative dormitories and on the playing fields an unforgettable part of her students' education. The Speegle-Wilbraham Aquatic Center has been the home pool of over 100 All-American honorees from the University of Rochester men's and women's swimming and diving teams.

The Aquatic Center had the honor of hosting the inaugural University Athletic Association (UAA) swimming and diving championships in 1987-88 and is a regular host site for the Liberty League Championships. In the summer of 2012, the pool underwent a major renovation including a re-surfacing of the pool, updated locker rooms, and a state of the art filtration system. Features of the Speegle-Wilbraham Aquatics Center include:

Masters Swimming
Training for R club members to participate in competitive swimming and triathlon preparation
Monday, Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM – noon
For more information please contact Renee Rosenkranz at




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