Facilities for Pre-College Students

Please note that this page lists the Facilities available to Pre-College Students visiting Brown Recreation.

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Nelson Fitness Center

The Nelson Fitness Center offers Pre-College Students a 10,000 square foot multi-purpose fitness loft with 85 exercise machines, a varsity strength and conditioning center, 3 exercise studios (including a dedicated spinning room), general use locker rooms for Male and Females as well as a social space in the lobby that includes a cafe. The Nelson Fitness Center also offers personal training sessions at an additional fee.


Olney-Margolies Athletics Center (OMAC)

The Olney-Margolies Athletic Center (OMAC) is an 86,000 sq ft facility including an indoor track. For recreational use the OMAC offers Pre-College Students 8 Lane Sprint and 6 Lane Running Track, 3 Basketball Courts, 2 Volleyball Courts, 2 Badminton Courts, 1 Aerobic/Dance Studio, and Men's & Women's Locker Rooms & Showers.


Moran Coleman Aquatics Center

The Katherine Moran Aquatics Center features an Olympic size pool measuring 56 Meters in Length x 25 Yards in Width, and a depth of 7-9 ft. The pool is typically separated into three different "pools" with movable bulkheads. The "shallow" is most often used for Rec Swim, while the "Middle" & "Deep" pools are used for a combination of swim programs & Rec Swim. The Aquatics Center offers Pre-College students swim lessons, water basketball, open shot water polo, lap lanes, an array of pool equipment such as fins, pool buoys, kick boards, and aqua joggers, as well as Red Cross Certification Courses.

(Pre-registration for Red Cross Certification Courses is required)


Bears Lair

The Bear's Lair is one of Brown's three Satellite Fitness Centers. Located in the basement of Graduate Tower E on the corner of Thayer and Charlesfield Street the Bear’s Lair offers Pre-College students treadmills, elliptical, spin bikes, as well as free weights and machine defined equipment. In addition to the exercise equipment there is also a game room, lounge, and multiple televisions. Bear’s Lair will be open Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm and 4pm-10pm.


Indoor & Outdoor Tennis Courts

Brown's indoor tennis courts are located on the 4th floor of the Paul Bailey Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center. The four tennis courts are housed under a teflon-coated fiberglass roof. In addition to the indoor tennis courts, outdoor tennis courts are also available for Pre-College Students. Courts are located next to the varsity baseball and softball fields behind the OMAC.



Squash Courts

The third floor of the Pizzitola Sports Center houses the Kate Brodsky Memorial Squash Pavilion. The Pavilion houses five international glass back squash courts, bleacher seating for up to 200 spectators, and individual court scoreboards.

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