Swimming Pool

student in swimming pool with goggles on head

Built in 1972, Bennett Natatorium is a six-lane, 25-yard pool. The pool is used for many physical education classes and is home to the Anderson University men’s and women’s swimming teams.

Classes include the aquatic section of the Liberal Arts Fit for Life class, beginning swimming, and intermediate swimming, American Red Cross Lifeguarding, American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Pool/Spa Administrator, and Scuba. There are also multiple lap and open swim times throughout the week, as well as water aerobics. Intramurals hosts events in the pool during the year as well.

In addition to the Ravens men and women swim teams, the natatorium is also the home of the Madison County Special Olympics swim team and the Liberty High School Boys and Girls Swim team. There is a swim lesson program that is open to the public and the facility is available to be rented by groups and individuals for parties.

The swimming pool is staffed year-round by student lifeguards who are American Red Cross certified in Lifeguarding, First Aid and AED. The students have weekly meetings for In-Service training. These are the students who also teach in the swim lesson program.


The pool is currently open for AU faculty, staff, and students. The hours are as follows:

  • Lap Swim: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & Tuesday/Thursday, 6-7:30 a.m.
  • Open Swim: Monday-Thursday, 3-8:30 p.m. & Friday 3-5 p.m.

We are closed Saturday and Sunday. We anticipate being able to offer swim lessons during fall of 2021 with sign-ups beginning August 15. Please check back later for information about costs and scheduling.



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Jim Scott
Jim Scott
Jim Scott

Jim Scott is a professor in the department of Kinesiology and Natatorium director.  He holds a B.S. and M.S. degree from Eastern Kentucky University and an Ed. D from Ball State University in Muncie.  He joined the Anderson University faculty in 1991.  He has several certifications with the American Red Cross and is able to certify faculty, staff, and students in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR, Water Safety Instruction to name a few.  His courses include First Aid, Fit for Life, Lifeguarding, Beginning & Intermediate Swimming, Water Safety Instruction, PE Foundations, Badminton and Bowling.  He oversees the day to day operation of the pool and swim lesson program and supervises a staff of approx. 15 student lifeguards.  In 2009 he was selected as faculty member of the year.

Scott joined the Department of Kinesiology in 1991.

Contact Dr. Scott:
Kardatzke Wellness Center
(765) 641-4496

Professor, Department of Kinesiology
B.B.A., M.S. , Eastern Kentucky University
Ed.D., Ball State University