Pool Parties

Pool parties reservations include full use of the Crawford Pool, adjacent locker rooms, spa, current channel, water slide and lap lanes in accordance with pool rules. In addition, lifeguard supervision, life jackets, toys, tables and chairs are provided during all pool party reservations.

Pricing & Payment

Cost:

  • $100 - up to 24 children for two hours
  • $150 - 25-50 children for two hours
  • $25 - for a room or 1/2 of the pool patio (if available)
  • $50 - each additional hour of pool time above two hours
  • For request outside of recreational swim hours, contact Matthew Davis.

Payment:

Payment should be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the event at the Member services desk or by calling 404-385-7529

You can pay by check (written out to Georgia Tech) or credit card. Cash is not accepted

Pool Availability

Patrons are able to schedule pool parties during the following times:​

Fall and Spring Semesters

  • Monday - Friday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Summer Semester

  • Monday - Friday 1p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

After Hours Times (additional charge for lifeguards)

  • Monday - Friday after 9 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday after 8 p.m.

Please note: Hours are dependent on pool availability. There's a two hour minimum, with additional one-hour increments possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can reserve the pools?

Current CRC members. You must have a minimum of a 3-month membership to reserve the pool. 

Where do I park?
The closest visitor parking to the CRC is across the street in Area 3 for all campus visitors and those who do not have a Georgia Tech parking permit. Parking rates vary on date and time. Find pricing at Georgia Tech Parking & Transportation at 404-894-9645. The CRC parking deck adjacent to the CRC is available for those with Georgia Tech permits per Georgia Tech Parking Policies. The deck is not open for general use unless there is an event (which will have a charge). During an event there will be parking signs directing visitors to the appropriate lot to avoid being ticketed.

Where do I gain access to the facility?
When entering the CRC go to the member services desk, the first desk on your left in the main corridor, and tell the employee the name of the person who reserved the party. Once most of the party participants arrive you will be granted access to the building. Any late participants will need to be escorted downstairs by the point person.

Can I come early to set up and decorate the room?
You may come up to 30 minutes early to decorate the space, provided there are not back-to-back parties scheduled. Use painters tape when taping anything to the walls and windows. There are 8-12 tables per room with between 35-45 chairs in the classrooms that can be arranged however you would like to set-up the room. More can be brought in by the lifeguards if needed and identified ahead of time.

Do you provide swim toys?
We have floats, a log roll, inner tubes, noodles, and random pool toys available to play with. For safety reasons, we do not allow any hard balls or large inflatable floats that might block the view of the lifeguards to the bottom of the pool.

Do you provide life jackets?
We have Coast Guard approved youth-sized life jackets available for free at the pool; however, children cannot ride the slide while wearing the jacket. All non-swimmers must be within arm’s reach of a parent/guardian in the pool, whether wearing a life jacket or not.

What is the height requirement to ride the slide?
There is a minimum height requirement to ride the slide of 48"; if the child does not meet this requirement, one of the lifeguards can conduct a swim test. The swim test is approximately 25-30' - the distance to the exit point of the pool when you come off the slide.

Do you have a towel service?
Guests should bring their own towels. Guests of the CRC do not have the ability to check out towels unless they have a BuzzCard. Those who are members can check out towels as they normally would when using the facility.

Can we bring food to the party?
Yes, you can bring food to the party however, it must be consumed in a classroom, patio, or the café on the main level. We do not allow food on the pool deck. If you order food to be delivered to the CRC, please let the lifeguards know so they can communicate via radio to the Member Service desk. All deliveries are brought there and the Member Service desk will radio the pool when the food has arrived.

Do I need to sign a waiver?
Everyone who is not a current member of the CRC must complete a waiver, both child and adult. Please have everyone complete this and then collect them and turn them in to the Head Guard (gold shirt) in the Crawford Pool on the day of the party.

When is payment due?
Payment must be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the event at the Member Services desk or by calling 404-385-7529. You can pay by check (written out to Georgia Tech) or credit card. Cash is not accepted.

Are their available locker rooms?
Yes, they are adjacent to the Crawford Pool and lead to the pool deck through the shower section. All locker rooms are equipped with showers, toilets, sinks, changing area and day lockers. There are also two family changing rooms that exit on to the pool deck, complete with shower, changing area, toilet and sink. Please do not leave your belongings in the locker rooms or family changing rooms. There are day lockers available for free if you bring your own padlock. All your belongings can also be brought on deck and put on shelves inside the pool area.

What are the chaperone requirements?
Chaperones do not count towards the head count of the party. 5 years and younger: 1 chaperon for every 6 children 6-8 years old : 1 chaperon for every 8 children 9-14 years old : 1 chaperon for every 10 children 15- 18 years old : 1 chaperon for every 12 young adult

What is the swimming attire?
Proper swimming attire is required for all guests planning to get into the pool. It is permissible to be on deck in street clothes; however keep in mind that the deck will be wet, so appropriate non-skid shoes should be worn or no shoes at all.

Are tables and chairs available?
There are tables and chairs inside the Crawford pool for those not getting in the pool and lounge chairs on the outdoor patio. These are not reserved, but are available on a first-come, first-served basis.