Thaddeus Moore Director of Athletics, ext. 7231

All Washington College athletic facilities (except athletic fields) are available to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff, and, on a restricted basis, to those who purchase membership through community access programs.

Athletic Fields

Use of the athletic fields are for varsity teams only. Absolutely no golf will be allowed on these fields. The Athletic Director must approve non-varsity use of these fields. Unapproved use can result in a campus citation for each person involved. Damage to the fields as a result of unauthorized use will be the responsibility of the person or persons found using that field, including bills for all necessary repairs.

The Recreation and Intramural Fields are located on the far northwest corner of the campus, next to Kent Crossing Apartments and Route 291. The fields are available for club sports, recreation sports and general use, weather permitting. The fields may be reserved through Thad Moore, Director of Athletics,  ext. 7243.

Cain Athletic Center

Athletic Department, ext. 7243

The Cain Athletic Center and Johnson Fitness Center are open for scheduled classes, scheduled team practices and athletic contests, and supervised recreational activity. Contact Thad Moore (ext. 7243) for use of the Hall of Fame Lounge, Cain main gym and Cain dance studio.

The Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center (JFC)

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m., Friday: 6 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 

Hours are reduced when College is not in session - Monday - Friday:  10 - 6 p.m., Saturday - Sunday: closed. 

Closed all holidays 

The JFC is open for scheduled classes, recreational activity, and intercollegiate team practices seven days a week. The facilities available in the JFC include locker rooms, saunas, a three-lane jogging track, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, batting cages, lacrosse nets, two racquetball and two squash courts, a dance studio, and a strength and conditioning room featuring lifetime fitness upright and recumbent bicycles, ellipticals, steppers, treadmills, and universal equipment, Keiser Spin Bikes, Jacob’s Ladders and Hammer Strength Plate loaded machines, combo racks and free-weights. Contact Nick Triano (ext. 7234) for use of the JFC field house and dance studio.

The Casey Swim Center

Monday-Friday: 7–9a.m., noon–2 p.m., 5–7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

Kim Lessard, Director, ext. 7241

The Casey Swim Center is open for scheduled classes, intercollegiate team practices, and recreational activity seven days a week. Everyone who presents an ID to use this facility must obey all posted regulations as well as specific instructions given by lifeguards or Swim Center staff. Those needing to take a swim test for using school boats should come to the Swim Center during scheduled recreational swim hours.

Schottland Tennis Center

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9-11 am, Wednesday and Friday: 7–11 a.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon

Contact Oliver Reynolds Director, ext. 7259, to schedule additional playtime.

The Schottland Tennis Center is open for scheduled clinics, recreational activities, and intercollegiate team practices seven days a week.  The facilities include eight tennis courts, locker rooms and a clubhouse.  Players must provide their own rackets, balls and non-marking tennis shoes.

The Lelia Hynson Boating Park

Monday-Friday: 2:30-6: p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Noon-5 p.m.

Benjamin Armiger, Director, ext. 7242

The Lelia Hynson Boating Park offers such activities as sailing, kayaking, and rowing. The park is open for scheduled classes, team practices, and recreational activity seven days a week, weather permitting. The above hours are general; specific hours are posted each semester. Students wishing to take out college boats MUST first pass a swim test administered at the Casey Swim Center. To arrange a swim test, contact Kim Lessard at ext. 7241.

For information about the use of the Lelia Hynson Pavilion in the Boating Park, contact Ben Armiger (ext. 7242) and then the Director of Student Engagement (ext. 7146) to clear the event on the Student Activities Calendar.

Varsity Athletics

Washington College offers 18 intercollegiate programs at the varsity level within the guidelines outlined by membership in Division III of the NCAA and the Centennial Conference. Students interested in a particular sport should contact that sport’s head coach. The names of individual coaches can be found on the Athletic Department website ( Intercollegiate varsity sports for men include baseball, basketball, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, swimming, and tennis. For women, varsity sports include basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. There is also a co-ed varsity sailing team and a co-ed varsity trap & skeet team.

Standard of Behavior at Athletic Events

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the expectations for student behavior and College policy at all campus social and athletic events. Rudeness, belligerence, and intoxication will not be tolerated. Alcohol is NOT allowed at any athletic event. Students who do not conduct themselves in a proper manner will be subject to disciplinary action.

Recreational Sports and Activities

The Recreational Department focuses on intramural competition as well as leisure activities that promote the College’s surrounding environment. The department’s goal is to create exciting and enjoyable activities that emphasize and educate Washington College students on the art of living a healthy lifestyle. Lifetime wellness is an essential component of the Recreation Department’s philosophy, and Recreation staff helps motivate and support students interested in lifetime wellness.

Intramural activities promote friendly competition and provide students with a healthy escape from classroom stressors. Yearly intramurals may include flag football, badminton tennis, basketball, soccer, volleyball, floor hockey, Futsal, racquetball, ultimate Frisbee, table tennis and kickball. Recreational fitness classes offer a variety of free fitness options with top-notch instructors. Students can enjoy aerobics, Pilates, yoga, Zumba, meditation and several other classes that challenge the mind, body, and soul.

The Washington College Club Sports program, under the auspices of the Recreational Sports Program, promotes student participation in a variety of physical and athletic activities and gives students the opportunity to engage in the sport of their choice at various skill levels. The program emphasizes student leadership and involvement, and provides non-varsity competition in several sports, including: equestrian, trap and skeet shooting, lacrosse, Sho’Troupe, rugby, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, cross country, watersports, Esports, weightlifting and more.  Students interested in starting a sports club which is not currently active should contact Evan Clayton (ext. 8307).

With the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay close to campus, recreational boating and fishing are favorite options for Washington College students. The College’s Boating Park on the Chester River provides opportunities for a variety of water activities, including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, crabbing, fishing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, and tubing.