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Vincent T Lombardi Memorial Center

Vincent T. Lombardi Memorial Center

Pool Contact:
Stephen J. Potsklan
Head Coach Swimming/Diving
Campus: Rose Hill
Building/Room:Lombardi Memorial Center
Vincent T. Lombardi Memorial Center, opened in 1976 and is named for Fordham alumnus Vince Lombardi, the Pro Football Hall of Fame coach of the Green Bay Packers and anchor of Fordham's famed Seven Blocks of Granite.
Winning is a habit. Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.”
Vince Lombardi
Fordham Football- Player & Coach
Class of 1937

PHONE: 718-817-1395

Hours of operation:
Academic Year
Monday - Friday: 6:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday + Sunday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Pool Hours

Monday-Tuesday-Thursday: 6:00 am- 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm-10:30 pm
Wednesday: 6:00 am- 2:30 pm & 5:00 pm- 10:30 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm    &   Sunday: 12:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Summer Pool Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Holiday hours: Will be posted



  • Basketball: four full courts
  • Tennis: two indoor courts
  • Volleyball: two courts
  • Track: four lane 220 meter indoor running track, long jump pit and pole vault pit, high-jump apparatus

Col. Francis B. Messmore Aquatics Center (Swimming & Water Polo)

The Pool: The 38-meter and 25+yard pool (four to thirteen feet in depth), has 8 lanes and adjustable bulkheads for competition by either meters or yards.

Diving facilities include: two, three-meter diving boards and two, one-meter diving boards, and a trampoline with an overhead spotting rig. The pool also features a dry land exercise deck area, and a 13 yard diving well that allows room to warm up. In addition, the pool has an eight-lane scoreboard with a Colorado Timing system, and seating for 1,000.

The Lombardi Center Pool is closed for varsity swim practice during their season.

Squash Courts

-Four tournament size courts, which are also used for racquetball.

Locker Rooms and Finnish Saunas
-Men’s and women’s locker rooms with a total of over 1,000 lockers.

Athletic Equipment Issue Center
-Athletic equipment including: basketballs, volleyballs, tennis, squash, racquetball rackets and balls are available on a sign-out basis for member’s use with valid ID.

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