The Oberlin Review

From Fresh Water, Comes New Beginnings with Carr Pool

From Fresh Water, Comes New Beginnings with Carr Pool

October 5, 2018

The new Patricia ’63 and Merrill ’61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center has given Oberlin students access to a new fitness center, state-of-the-art cardio machines, and several multi-purpose rooms. But perhaps the most impressive renovation is the swimming pool. Although Carr Pool is open to all students, those who have most directly benefited from its renovation are the athletes on Oberlin’s swim teams. Pools constructed for competitive swimming all tend to look the same: the water is...

Swimming and Diving to the Beat of a New Pool

Swimming and Diving to the Beat of a New Pool

September 21, 2018

After nearly two years of construction, the newly-renovated Carr Pool opened Wednesday, Sept. 19. The new space covers 15,315 square feet and offers 10 swimming lanes, a pair of one-meter and three-meter springboards, a giant television screen/scoreboard, a wet classroom, a meet-management area, and a hot tub. The Oberlin College swimming and diving team — which practiced at the Splash Zone Aquatic Center during the 2017-2018 season — is relieved to have the familiarity and convenienc...

Swimming Faces Tumultous Season Without Pool

Swimming Faces Tumultous Season Without Pool

October 27, 2017

The men and women’s swimming and diving teams have just begun North Coast Athletic Conference competition, but they are in the midst of their toughest challenge of the season: swimming without their pool. As the renovation of Philips gym continues, the Yeomen and Yeowomen will swim at Splash Zone, a swimming complex a few minutes off-campus. In one of the toughest conferences in Division III swimming and diving, lacking a pool will be a constant thorn in the athletes’ sides in what is sure to be...

Philips Gym Renovation Continues Throughout School Year

Philips Gym Renovation Continues Throughout School Year

September 1, 2017

As Philips gym renovations continue, members of the Athletics Department are confident that the project’s disruptions will ultimately be a worthwhile investment for the campus. The $13 million project, according to Delta Lodge Director of Athletics Natalie Winkelfoos, will benefit both sports teams and non-athletes. “[It’s going to be a space] where people can start to build more community,” Winkelfoos said. “There’s going to be a lounge where people can [convene] in really cool ways a...

Trustees to Consider Philips Gym Expansion

Trustees to Consider Philips Gym Expansion

September 16, 2016

The Board of Trustees will decide whether to approve the long-planned expansions to Philips gym at meetings taking place Oct. 6–8. The additions include renovating Robert Carr Pool and building a health and wellness center to house a new weight room, cardio facility, yoga room and general class-meeting space. According to Delta Lodge Athletics Director Natalie Winkelfoos, a pool renovation has been needed for several years. Winkelfoos said she thinks an additional building will help serve a...

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