Blodgett Pool

Blodgett Pool

Blodgett Pool was a gift of the late John W. Blodgett Jr., '23. Regarded among the finest collegiate swimming facilities in the nation for fans and spectators alike, it was dedicated on February 4, 1978, when the Harvard Men's Swimming team hosted Princeton University.

The pool has permanent spectator seating for 1,200, and there is room on the pool deck to accommodate 500 swimmers, coaches, and officials. Blodgett Pool has hosted several men's and women's Ivy and Eastern swimming championships, and was the site of the 57th annual NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in 1980. In 1991, Blodgett hosted the NCAA Men's Region One Diving Qualifier. Blodgett hosted both the men's Eastern Championships as well as the Ivy League women's swimming championships in 2002.

In addition, the pool is the home of the nationally-ranked water polo teams, and served as the host venue for the CWPA Men's Water Polo Northern Championships in 2002.


This 750,000 gallon Competition swimming pool houses two twenty five yard swimming courses, an 8-lane and a 6-lane course with the ability to change from twenty five yards to fifty meters. The depth slopes from three feet nine inches to fifteen feet, appropriate for water polo, and diving from one, three and seven and one half meters. The water temperature is kept at 80°F.

Facility Hours

Phone Number:
(617) 495-1789

Monday - 10:30AM-10:30PM

Tuesday - 10:30AM-10:30PM

Wednesday - 10:30AM-10:30PM

Thursday  - 10:30AM-10:30PM

Friday - 10:30AM-10:30PM

Saturday - 12PM-6PM

Sunday - 12PM-6PM

NOTE: Blodgett Pool will close from 3:30pm-4:00pm (Monday-Friday) to switch from short course (25yards) to long course (50meters).