Construction Underway on Future Home of George Fox Swim Team

Construction Underway on Future Home of George Fox Swim Team

The Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center is undergoing a $19.9 million renovation project, and that’s good news for future George Fox athletes. The new facility will feature a 25,000-square-foot natatorium housing a 6,900-square-foot competition pool when completed in spring 2018.

That’s perfect timing for the university to launch a swim team in the fall of 2018. Plans call for a coach to be hired by fall 2017 in order to begin recruiting about 45 male and female athletes who will compete over 16 dates at the NCAA Division III level. George Fox will be the only Christian college in Oregon to offer the sport.

Located on Haworth Avenue, the aquatic center is just a short walk from the university’s Morse Athletic Fields. George Fox has pledged to contribute $500,000 toward construction costs, to be made in $100,000 installments over five years.