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Student Athletics and Recreation

The Kilpatrick Athletic Center is a campus hub for fitness and fun.

The Kilpatrick offers an environment that invites all students to participate in wellness activities, which help to relieve and reduce stress, increase awareness, and provide for a balance of mind, body, and spirit.

indoor volleyball team
Basketball Court

Competitive teams include soccer, swimming, rock climbing, fencing, and basketball. We have also added cross country and volleyball to our organized sports. Competitive events with nearby colleges allow Simon’s Rock students to test their mettle while making new friends outside of the college community.

Participating in competitive athletics requires a higher level of commitment, responsibility, and enthusiasm and provides yet another unique opportunity to learn and grow during the educational process. The coaching staff’s primary goal is to contribute to your liberal arts curriculum by utilizing the sports arena as their classroom and providing you with tools and experiences that will prepare you for life after Simon’s Rock. Additionally, you will experience the camaraderie and excitement of participating in a team sport. We also have a vibrant intramural sports program that many of our students enjoy throughout the year.

The Kilpatrick Athletic Center fitness room is outfitted with the latest in cardio and weight training equipment. And since our athletic center is open to the community, it is able to offer a fantastic variety of fitness classes including Pilates, yoga, lifeguard training, racquetball, rock climbing, squash, swimming lessons, Swim America instructor training, tennis, weight training, and more. 

All students are required to balance their academic focus with community-oriented activities through the ACE program (Active Community Engagement), and for many students, participating in a team fitness activity is a fun way to fulfill some of their ACE requirements. 

 ACE Requirements 

Explore the Kilpatrick Athletic Center

Aquatics Center
The 8-lane, 25-yard pool is housed under expansive wooden beams. See More 
fitness center
The Fitness Center has the latest in cardio and weight equipment—and there’s almost never a wait to use a machine. See More 

pool

With an indoor elevated running track, an NCAA basketball court, it's always game-on in the gym. See All Classes and Programs 

Squash and Racquetball Courts

Three pristine pro squash and racquetball courts ensure that your game is on. Weekly challenges provide the opportunity to improve your game and build a network of local players. See Racquet Clinics and Lessons 

Outdoor Tennis Courts

Four beautiful outdoor hard courts, with racquets, tennis balls, and a tennis ball machine also available. See All Classes and Programs 

Rock Climbing Wall

Climbers with a variety of experience can challenge their skill any time of year at our indoor rock wall. If you’ve never climbed before, we can show you the ropes. View Open Climb Schedule