Blodgett Pool

The Home of Harvard Swimming

Facility Information: 

  • Two 1-meter spring boards
  • Two 3-meter spring boards
  • One 7.5-meter diving platform
  • 9 pool lanes - 50-meter
  • 14 pool lanes - 25-yard
  • Men's and Women's Locker Rooms

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 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 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 Ivy League men's and women's championships on several occasions.