The Campus Recreation Complex (CRC) is a 300,659 sq.ft. facility located on Ferst Drive on the West side of campus. The complex is a unique expansion of the existing swimming and diving venue built for the 1996 Olympic Games. The CRC provides a premier recreation fitness center, aquatic center, recreation fields, and leadership challenge course for the Georgia Tech community. It is also home to the Georgia Tech men's and women's varsity swimming and diving team and attracts premier international, national, state and local aquatic events.
The Aquatic Facility
Coach Herb McAuley Aquatic Center
Our competition pool, originally built for the 1996 Olympic Games, is one of the fastest in the world. Home to the Georgia Tech Swimming and Diving teams, this facility is also used for classes, clubs, age group and masters teams as well as recreational swimming.
Vernon D. & Helen D. Crawford Pool
The Vernon D. and Helen D. Crawford Pool is a great place to relax and get away from it all. The pool area is comprised of six-25 yard lanes, a 184' water slide, current channel, free play area, 16-person spa and an outdoor patio with lounge furniture.
Courts & Studios
The main gymnasium on the fourth floor contains six multi-purpose courts that can be used for basketball, volleyball, badminton, and fencing and an indoor track that overlooks the Atlanta skyline. These courts are available for free play and can also be reserved by groups. All of the equipment needed can be checked out at the equipment desk next to the courts. Day lockers are also available for storing valuables, so remember to bring a lock.
Located on the fourth floor this court can be used for indoor soccer, roller hockey, team handball, dodgeball, and other activities. The court is open for free play when not in use.
Racquetball & Squash Courts
The CRC has four racquetball courts located on the first floor next to the fitness floor for racquetball, Wallyball, or squash. Visit My CRC to reserve a court. Please note, up to four people per court max.
There are four studios located on the fourth floor of the CRC next to the main gym. Used for a variety of aerobics classes, yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and cycling, they are wired for sound to get you moving!
Roe Stamps Recreation Fields and Track
The Roe Stamps fields are adjacent to the CRC and used for general recreation, sport clubs, and intramurals. The video board screen is also used for viewing parties and events.
Alumni Park is located next to the CRC parking deck and contains two sand volleyball courts used for general recreation, sports clubs, and intramurals.
Couch Park Fields
Field #1 South (Formerly known as Burger Bowl field) Can be found on the other side of Sixth Drive. Although the Burger King it was named after is long gone, the Burger Bowl is still used today for rugby, baseball, soccer, frisbee, summer camps and sunbathing.
Field #2 North (Formerly known as Area III field) Located directly north of the Burger Bowl, separated by a sidewalk.
Together, these two areas provide a large recreational natural grass field.
Curran Parking Deck
Located on West Campus, across from West Village Dining. The deck has a sand volleyball court. There is also a picnic and grilling area that can be reserved via Georgia Tech Conference Services Office.
The fitness center is mainly composed of the following:
- 1st Floor (Fitness Floor): Includes a variety of weights and machines.
- Fitness Assistance: Consists of the Personal Training Office (Fitness Room 102) and Massage Therapy Office (Fitness Room 103).
- 5th Floor: Home to our indoor track and some fitness machines.
1st Floor (Fitness Floor)
- Life Fitness© Signature Series (Beginner Selectorized)
- 28 Hammer Strength© Plate Loaded Machines (including Olympic Power Racks)
- 8 Free Motion Genesis Line
- 5-130 lb. weights available
- EZ curl and Olympic bars
- Benches including heavyweight, multi-adjustable, incline, decline, flat, arm curl, and military bench.
- 3 Dual adjustable pulley stations
All Life Fitness© cardio equipment has LCD screens with integrated televisions built into the console and over 100 channels to choose from.
- 3 Matrix Treadmills
- 1 Star Trac Treadmill
- 5 Precor Treadmills
- 1 Spinner with screen
- 2 Precor upright bikes
- 2 Precor recumbent bikes
- 1 Matrix Stair Master
- 1 Matrix Stair Mill
- 1 Stairmaster Stair Mill
- 5 Precor ellipticals
- 2 Precor AMTs
- 1 Octane Lateral Trainer
- 1 Cybex Arc Trainer
- Custom CRC Rogue 15kg and 20 kg bars
- 1 Rogue trap bar with collars
- 6 Rogue deadlift platforms
- 6 deadlift wedges
- 3000+ lbs of Rogue 2.5 lb change plates to 55 lb bumper plates
Personal Training Office (Fitness Room 102)
The personal training office CRC trainers for fitness assessments including body fat analysis, and cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility tests. Personal training is available to members in 3, and 5 session packages and is focused on teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced exercisers the proper techniques and habits in order to reach their desired fitness goals.
Massage Therapy Office (Fitness Room 103)
The massage therapy office is also located on the first floor, adjacent to the fitness area. Sessions can be purchased online or at the Member Services desk.
5th Floor (Indoor Track)
The 5th floor is home to our indoor track. The track is 6.5 laps per mile and goes a different direction each day of the week (please note signage). On the edges of the fifth floor running track, there are more fitness machines that offer a spectacular view of downtown Atlanta.
- 2 Star Trac Spinning© Bikes
- 4 Matrix© Ellipticals
- 1 Captain's Chair
- Dip and Chin Assist
- 2 Decline Benches
- 1 Hammer Strength Leg Raise
- Free Motion Dual Cable Cross
- Life Fitness Torso Rotation
- Life Fitness Back Extension
- Life Fitness Crunch
- Life Fitness Dual Adjustable Pulley
- Concept 2 Rowers
Indoor climbing provides an exceptional workout. Are you a beginner or never climbed before? No problem. All experience levels are welcome.
- 2,000 sq. ft. of climbing space
- 39 ft. rock wall under a 100 ft. ceiling
- Top ropes, boulder problems, and lead routes
- New Climber Orientation classes available through Outdoor Recreation
Access and Hours
The CRC climbing wall is open Mondays-Thursday 4:30-9:30 p.m., and Fridays from 1- 6 p.m.
Using your buzzcard, pass through the access control turnstiles, then check-in and complete an online climbing wall waiver at the wall desk.
We provide climbing shoes and harnesses. Climbers may bring their own harnesses and climbing shoes, however, we reserve the right not to permit use of these depending on their age, condition, and style.
Chalk balls, chalk bags and liquid chalk are acceptable. Chalk bags are also available upon request from staff. Chalk may only be used while climbing and is not permitted on the Fitness Floor.
Leadership Challenge Complex
The Leadership Challenge Complex is a powerful learning experience that takes participants outside of their comfort zones using custom workshop topics created to maximize learning outcomes while providing a unique adventure. The course will teach participants the skills needed in a rapidly changing global society including group leadership, team productivity, effective communication, adaptability, and analytical problem solving.
Location and Overview
Located on the Fitness Floor in what was previously Racquetball Court 1, the TruGolf Sport Simulator includes virtual golf, hockey, baseball, soccer, and foot golf.
- Right and left handed Strata golf clubs
- TaylorMade golf balls
- Right and left handed hockey sticks
- Size 5 soccer balls
- Baseball bats
- Diamond Sports foam baseballs
- Kettlebells, Battle Ropes and Resistance Bands from Kettlebell Kings
Tyler Brown Pi Mile
This trail was named for former SGA President, Tyler Brown (MGT 01, HTS 01), who was killed in Iraq while on active duty. One of Tyler's major goals while in office was to implement a safe, well-lit running trail on Georgia Tech's campus. ROTC member, Tyler would run early in the morning and wanted to make running on campus safe at all hours. At the time of his death, the plans for the trail were almost complete.
Dean George C. Griffin Pi Mile Race
The Dean George C. Griffin Pi Mile Race is a tradition that celebrates the endurance and spirit of Jackets and the Georgia Tech community. The race is one of the longest continually running races in Atlanta. Runners, dogs, and strollers made their way across the finish line after weaving through Georgia Tech campus along part of the Tyler Brown Pi-Mile Trail.
Outdoor Gear Rental
One of the premier outdoor recreation programs in the country, Outdoor Recreation Georgia Tech has equipment available for rent through the Wilderness Outpost. Located in the rear of the CRC and next to the parking deck, members can find very reasonable pricing on outdoor recreation equipment as well as instructional programs on backpacking, bikepacking, cascading, caving, kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing.
Byers Tennis Complex
Location and Access
Located at the corner of 10th Street and Fowler Street the complex has four outdoor courts available for recreational student use ONLY. There is no indoor court access permitted at this time. Your Buzzcard, in conjunction with active student status, is required to gain access. There is no reservation system, and courts are used on a first-come, first-serve basis. Courts will be closed due to inclement weather at the discretion of GTAA Staff. Courts email Athletics Facilities for any questions or concerns. Please call (404) 894-0369 if you have questions.
2023 Byers Hours
- Closed for open recreation until further notice
Large Activity Rooms (rooms 240, 249, 251)
The three activity rooms are located down the main entrance hallway by the door to the competition pool spectator seating. Each offers space for groups to meet for parties, organizational meetings, or other activities.
- Seats 32 people
- Tables and Chairs (may be arranged as needed)
- Dry Erase Boards on the front wall
- Mounted television
Located on the first floor of the CRC, the activity room provides the perfect meeting space with a view! Overlooking the competition pool, this room can be used for casual meeting space as well as for presentations and parties.
- Seats 35-50 people, depending on seating style
- Kitchen with full refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, sink, and microwave
- Mounted television
- Sliding glass doors with direct access to the Competition Pool
Large Conference Room (Room 231)
Between the administrative offices and The Dive is a large conference room available for meetings and presentations. The room offers the ability to set up laptops for presentations.
- Seats 28 people at the conference table with additional side seating.
- Large conference table with built-in electrical connections.
- 90-inch TV that is networked for presentations or virtual meetings.
- Pulldown projector screen (wide-screen).
- Sidebar for serving refreshments.
- Overlooks Crawford Pool.
Small Conference Room (Room 207)
Within the administrative offices, there is a smaller conference room perfect for smaller groups and gatherings.
- Seats 10 people at the conference table.
- Whiteboard on the wall.
- 70-inch TV that is networked for presentations or virtual meetings.
- Built-in table electrical connections.