Athletics & Aquatics Center
Puget Sound is moving forward with plans to expand and enhance our athletics facilities with a new aquatics center and major expansion of the fitness center, to benefit our student athletes and meet the recreational needs of our residential campus.
Nearly 20 percent of Puget Sound’s student body competes in varsity athletics, modeling the student athlete commitment to excellence on and off the playing field that defines NCAA Division III athletics. With 11 men’s and 12 women’s teams, Puget Sound offers more varsity sports than any other school in the Northwest Conference. The Loggers compete in baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. The varsity teams consistently advance to postseason play and have captured 40 Northwest Conference Championships since becoming a member of NCAA Division III. The Loggers women’s swimming teams have dominated the Northwest Conference, winning 13 of the last 16 championships.
Recreational and fitness facilities are also used by intramural and club sports teams; by students, faculty, and staff; and by members of the broader community, including alumni. Offerings range from a climbing wall and racquetball courts to Little Logger camps that introduce young people to the rudiments of various sports and the importance of staying fit.
The new, two-level, 12,500 square-foot fitness center will nearly double the size of the current fitness center. It will include expanded cardio and weight equipment, day-use locker rooms, and a new climbing wall.
The new aquatics center will be built adjacent to Memorial Fieldhouse, and include a stretch 25-yard swimming pool with a moveable bulkhead, eight, eight-foot-wide lanes and three warm-up lanes for instruction, rehabilitation, and therapy, as well as seating for nearly 400 spectators. The new aquatics center will be joined to Memorial Fieldhouse via a modern, three-story great hall with floor-to-ceiling windows and an entrance on North 11th Street. The reception area will include the Loggers Hall of Fame and video showcase, a juice bar/cafe, and patron amenities.
Naming opportunities are available and include the aquatics center, natatorium, fitness center, and other key areas of the center.
To help make this project a reality, a generous group of members of the board of trustees has pledged to match—dollar-for-dollar—every new gift made to the facility. To make your gift, call 1-866-Go-Loggers or visit pugetsound.edu/athleticsandaquatics.