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Open Swim

Location: Winston Salem State University 

Days:  Tuesdays & Thursdays

Times: 5:30am-7am, 11am-1pm  &  8:30pm-10pm   (Nov. 8, 2016 – May 30, 2017)

Cost:  FREE! 

Note: Evening swim (8:30-10pm) is closed during all home WSSU Varsity basketball games. (Tues. Nov. 15, Tues. Nov. 22 & Thurs. Jan. 5th)    No swimming all day, Thursday, Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving

For access to the pool at WSSU, please present your Wake Forest Student, Faculty or Staff Identification card to the WSSU Lifeguard at the pool.  The Winston-Salem State University pool is located in the C.E. Gaines Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University.   The address for the Gaines Center is 601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  If you will be driving to WSSU, you will need a parking pass to park on campus.  This pass will give you access into Lot N which is adjacent to the Gaines Center.  If you would like a parking pass, you must contact Max Floyd.

Winston-Salem State University Campus Map.  The Gaines Center is campus building #7.


The Wake Forest pool is closed at this time due to renovations.

Renovations will be complete approximately March 2018.