Sports and Recreation Overview
Even with rigorous academics, Pomona students find time to play and stay fit.
Students have plentiful opportunities to compete and stay in shape through athletic teams, club sports, intramurals, physical education classes or individual workouts in our top-notch fitness facilities.
The College's athletic program dates back more than a century, with a rich history that includes the oldest football rivalry in Southern California. Today our scholar-athletes play on 10 women's and 10 men's teams in Division III of the NCAA. Sports range from swimming to soccer to softball, and our teams compete powerfully in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, where the Sagehens recently have taken conference titles in cross country, basketball and soccer.
Club teams draw from all of the Claremont Colleges to offer sports ranging from lacrosse to rugby to Ultimate Frisbee. The Intramurals program offers fun and fitness with games such as flag football, inner tube water polo and dodge ball. There's even a surf club that heads to nearby Southern California beaches.
The Physical Education Department provides classes in everything from yoga to racquetball to kickboxing. Students also opt for individual workouts, lifting weights or doing cardio in our state-of-the-art athletic facilities.
The centerpiece of the athletic complex is the Liliore Green Rains Center. It houses two gymnasiums with five regulation basketball courts; racquetball, squash, and handball courts; a weight-training facility with Cybex equipment, elliptical, stair, and bicycle machines, treadmill and free weights. You'll also find a large exercise area for aerobics, yoga, fencing and martial arts.
Adjacent to the Rains Center are 14 all-weather tennis courts; two soccer fields; an all-weather track and field facility, football field, and baseball field. The aquatics center houses a 50-meter Olympic-size pool with one- and three-meter diving boards, and its own locker and training rooms. These facilities are open to all Pomona students, regardless of their participation in organized athletics, at no additional charge.
Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy sunny Southern California weather and Pomona's 140-acre campus with beautiful landscaping. Off-campus hiking and campus adventures abound through On the Loose, the five-college outdoors club.