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Athletic Center



UConn Avery Point’s Athletic Center features a 6-lane, 25 yard swimming pool, gymnasium, and fitness center.  The multi-purpose gymnasium features a full collegiate basketball court, which can be configured for volleyball (two courts), indoor soccer, or indoor floor hockey.  The fitness center features treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bicycles.

Avery Point faculty, staff, and students enjoy use of the Athletic Center on a daily basis.  The gymnasium is used in the fall and winter by the Avery Point men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams for games and practices.

The following community organizations and groups use the Athletic Center gym or pool on a regular basis: the Fitch High School men’s and women’s swim teams, Ledyard/Stonington High School men’s and women’s swim teams, Connecticut Aquatic Club swim team of Southeastern CT, Groton Parks and Recreation Department, Special Olympics of Southeastern CT, an underwater hockey league, Electric Boat Athletic Club members for basketball, volleyball, dodge ball and floor hockey leagues, Pfizer basketball and volleyball and basketball leagues, Southeastern CT Soccer League, and CT Velocity Volleyball League.

The athletic facility is open to the public on a membership basis throughout the year.  The athletic center is available for rental for parties and private events on a space available basis.  Anyone interested in a membership or rental of the gym or pool should contact Roger Bidwell at  860-486-9183 or via e-mail at