The Campus Recreation Center (CRC) is a 300,659 sq.ft. facility located off of Ferst Drive on the West side of campus. This state of the art facility is a unique expansion of the existing swimming and diving venue built for the 1996 Olympic Games. The CRC provides a premier recreation and aquatic center that encompasses the best in student life and recreation. It is also a world class aquatic facility for men's and women's varsity swimming and diving team, and attracts premier national, state and local aquatic events.
Our competition pool, originally built for the 1996 Olympic Games, is one of the fastest in the world. Home to the Georgia Tech Swimming and Diving teams, this facility is also used for classes, clubs, age group and masters teams as well as recreational swimming.
Vernon D. & Helen D. Crawford Pool
The Vernon D. and Helen D. Crawford Pool is a great place to relax and get away from it all. The pool area features the leisure pool which is comprised of six-25 yard lanes, a 184' water slide, current channel, free form play area, 16-person spa and an outdoor patio with lounge furniture.
Take a plunge into the Crawford Pool on our 184' water slide! Fun for all ages, this unique addition to the CRC is always a favorite all year round.
The Vernon D. & Helen D. Crawford Pool offers a wonderful hot tub for guests to relax and enjoy. Take some time off and step in! Aquatic Center Facts
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Alumni Park contains two sand volleyball courts and is also used for general recreation, the volleyball sport club, and intramurals. Located next to Roe Stamps Fields and the CRC Parking deck, these courts are a welcomed addition to the GT campus.
Couch Park Fields
Field # 1 (south) (Formerly known as Burger Bowl field) can be found on the other side of Sixth Drive. Although the Burger King it was named after is long gone, the Burger Bowl is still used today for rugby, baseball, soccer, frisbee, summer camps and sunbathing.
Field #2 (formerly known as Area III field) is located directly north of the Burger Bowl, separated by a sidewalk. Together, these areas provide a large recreational natural grass field.
Curran Parking Deck
Located on West Campus, across from Woodruff Dining Hall. The deck has a sand volleyball court and 2 basketball courts. There is also a picnic and grilling area that can be reserved via GT Conference Services Office at www.conference.gatech.edu/policy.cfm
Roe Stamps Recreation Fields
The Roe Stamps fields are adjacent to the Campus Recreation Center and are primarily used for general recreation, sport clubs, and intramurals. The versatile fields can be used for four flag football fields, two soccer fields, or two softball fields.
Courts and Studios
Racquetball & Squash Courts
The CRC has four racquetball courts located on the first floor next to the Fitness Center for racquetball or Wallyball. The squash court is court #5, located next to the racquetball courts. Call 404.894.3910 or visit Main Issue 1 to reserve a court.
The main gymnasium on the fourth floor contains six multi-purpose courts that can be used for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and fencing. Overlooked by the jogging track, these courts are available for free play and can be reserved by groups as well. All of the equipment needed can be checked out at the main issue adjacent to the courts. Day lockers are also available for storing valuables, so remember to bring a lock.
This court can be used for indoor soccer, roller hockey, team handball, dodge ball, and other activities. The court is open for free play when not in use.
There are three studios located on the fourth floor of the CRC next to the main gym. Used for a variety of aerobics classes, yoga, Pilates, martial arts and self-defense, they are wired for sound to get you moving! These studios are mainly used by the G.I.T. FIT program, so please visit their page to sign up for classes!
The game room is located on the fourth floor and includes three ping-pong tables. Come and hang out, challenge a friend, or watch for annual tournament play. The room is open to all members and equipment can be rented at the equipment issue service desk on the fourth floor.
Freshens at the CRC overlooks the Crawford Pool and is a great place to study, meet up with friends, or grab a snack. Freshens Smoothies offers more than 20 delicious selections made from fresh fruit and healthy boosters. You can also find a selection of candy, protein bars, sandwiches, salads, snacks, drinks, and even Starbucks coffee, brewed daily. Visit GT Dining for more details!
The CRC offers free wireless connection to anyone on campus who has access to The Georgia Tech LAWN (Local Area Walkup & Wireless Network). It is designed for students, faculty, staff, and institute guests who are mobile network users.
GTvisitor access can be purchased at any time by "associating" with (sometimes called "connecting" or "joining") the GTvisitor wireless network (SSID), and then opening an Internet browser. Any attempt to access a website will cause the login page will be displayed. The login page gives new users the ability to create a user account and purchase access securely via credit card. Returning users can login to the network and, if necessary, re-activate an expired account. Walk-Up rates for GTvisitor is as follows $3/day $10/week $30/month
3 Concept II Ergometer Rowers (no integrated television)
1 SCI FIT Upper Body Ergometer (no integrated television)
Track & Satellite Fitness Center
On the fifth floor, overlooking the main gym is a 6.7 laps/mile running track. Accessible from the elevator or by stairs from the fourth floor, please be sure to check the daily direction schedule before beginning. Two pace clocks are available for keeping time.
Satellite Fitness Center Running Track
On the edges of the fifth floor running track, there are more fitness machines that offer a spectacular view of downtown Atlanta.
The personal training office, next to the fitness center, is used by trainers for fitness assessments including body fat analysis, and cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility tests. Run by the G.I.T. FIT program, personal fitness training is available to members by the session and is focused on teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced exercisers the proper techniques and habits in order to reach their desired fitness goals.
Massage Therapy Office (Fitness Room 103)
CRC Fittness Floor The massage therapy office is also located on the first floor, adjacent to the fitness center. Trained professional masseuses offer one-hour sessions to members at affordable rates through our G.I.T. FIT program. Appointments must be made at the membership services desk. Fitness Center Policies
Byers Tennis Complex
The complex has four outdoor courts available for recreational use. There is no indoor court access permitted at this time. Neither GT Alumni or non-GT students may use the facility. Students are also not able to bring in non-GT student guests. Buzzcard, in conjunction with active student status is required to gain access.
Only specific types of shoes are allowed on the courts. Click here for a full list of acceptable and not acceptable shoes.
The Byers Tennis Complex is located at the corner of 10th Street and Fowler Street. Active student members are allowed to use the courts during open hours. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or concerns.
Relax after a hard workout in our beautiful, co-ed sauna!CRC Sauna Located on the 1st floor next to the Vernon D. & Helen D. Crawford Pool, the sauna is accessible from the Family Locker Room entrance next to the Fitness Center.
The CRC Sauna should be used at your own risk. Those with any medical conditions should consult a physician beforehand. Sauna Rules Members must be at least 18 years old to use the facility. Bathing suits or gym shorts are required. No street clothing or shoes are allowed. The sauna is co-ed. Limit use to 15 minutes. Jewelry should be taken off prior to using sauna (temperature can cause items to become very hot).
The Tyler Brown Pi Mile
The Tyler Brown Pi Mile is a 3.14 mile running trail on the Georgia Tech campus.
There are four starting points on campus (east, west, north, and south) and disc-shaped markers and maps along the way to keep walkers and runners on the trail. The sidewalk in front of the Campus Recreation Center is one of the starting points. Maps can be picked up at Member Services or downloaded below.
Named for former SGA President, Tyler Brown (MGT 01, HTS 01), who was killed in Iraq while on active duty, the Pi Mile was dedicated in April 2005. One of Tyler's major goals while in office was to implement a safe, well-lit running trail on Georgia Tech's campus. A member of the ROTC, Tyler would run early in the morning and wanted to make running on campus safe at all hours. At the time of his death, the plans for the trail were almost complete.
Many young alumni, remembering Tyler's push for the trail, came forward and asked that it be named in honor of him. Completed in December of 2004, the Tyler Brown Pi Mile is now an important part of the Georgia Tech campus.
Large Activity Rooms (rooms 240, 249, 251)
The three activity rooms are located down the main entrance hallway by the door to the competition pool spectator seating. Each offers space for groups to meet for parties, organizational meetings, or other activities.
Seats 32 people
Tables and Chairs (may be arranged as needed)
Dry Erase Boards on the front wall
Television, DVD player, VCR
Large Conference Room (room 231)
Between the administrative offices and the H2O Cafe is a large conference room available for meetings and presentations. The room offers the ability to setup laptops for presentations.
Seats 22 people at conference table with additional side seating
Large conference table with built-in electrical connections
60-inch TV that is networked for presentations
Pulldown projector screen (wide-screen)
Sidebar for serving refreshments
Overlooks Crawford Pool
Small Conference Room (room 207)
Within the administrative offices, there is a smaller conference room perfect for smaller groups and gatherings.
Seats 10 people at the conference table
Two whiteboards on the walls
Built-in table electrical connections
Activity Room (room 134)
Located on the first floor of the CRC, the activity room provides the perfect meeting space with a view! Overlooking the competition pool, this room can be used for casual meeting space as well as for presentations and parties.
Seats 35-50 people, depending on seating style
Kitchen with full refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, sink, and microwave
Mounted television, DVD player, and VCR
Sliding glass doors with direct access to the Competition Pool
One of the premiere outdoor recreation programs in the country, The Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech Program (ORGT) rents equipment for outdoor recreation through the Wilderness Outpost. Located in the rear of the CRC and next to the parking deck, members can find very reasonable rentals on outdoor recreation equipment as well as instructional programs and classes in kayaking, rafting, backpacking, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing and caving.
The indoor rock wall on the first floor of the CRC, next to the Fitness Center, is a must see! If you are new to rock climbing, visit during our "free climb" hours and our climbing wall attendants will belay you at no charge. They can also give you climbing tips and our bouldering orientation during these hours. Groups can also reserve the climbing wall, when space is available.
2,000 sq. ft. of climbing space
39 ft. rock wall under a 100 ft. ceiling
Top ropes, boulder problems, and lead routes
Orientation & lead climbing classes available through ORGT
Gear rental available for shoes, harnesses, and belay devices
The Leadership Challenge Complex is a powerful learning experience that takes participants outside of their comfort zones using custom workshop topics created to maximize learning outcomes while providing a unique adventure. The course will teach participants the skills needed in a rapidly changing global society including group leadership, team productivity, effective communication, adaptability, and analytical problem solving.