Those devastated over the lack of a pool on Brothers College need to cry no longer: starting this Saturday, the Brothers College roof will be offering a state-of-the-art Olympic-sized swimming pool. It opens at 10 in the morning and stays open until 7 p.m., weather permitting. The pool is open to all students who have obtained the proper password to access this secret level in the Brothers College elevator.
If convincing is needed, readers will be pleased to know that the pool water is kept at a refreshing 75 degrees daily; it is turned up to 80 on those chillier, winter-lingering afternoons. The pool is fairly big despite being built halfway into the brick, reaching a staggering 12 feet deep at one end where students can easily dive and jump cannonball style into the clear water off the newly implemented diving board. Surrounding the pool area are lounge chairs and small tables for food, although students must use points to pay for any and all food options.
“It’s the perfect way to relax after a morning of skipping my four-hour lecture and Spanish midterm,” Jules Holloway (‘24) says, coming up for air after sitting at the bottom of the pool for a concerning hour-and-a-half of underwater meditation. “It was an open note anyway, so. Not that big of a deal.”
To the benefit of Holloway and all other avid pool-goers, staff are not allowed to visit the pool. They instead have their own secret pool in the basement of Brothers College, where they must whisper the secret password to a bouncer at the door to classroom 30 (which appears to be an unassuming broom closet). However, if professors want to swim in the Brothers College pool—if anybody wants to swim—all they have to do is give this article’s writer (Annabelle Smith) a crisp 20 dollar bill and in return the password will be provided.
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Annabelle Smith is a first-year majoring in studio art.
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