Robert A. Bristol Field House
Dedicated on October 14, 1989, in a ceremony featuring Richard Schultz, former executive director of the NCAA, the opening of the Robert A. Bristol '31 Field House ushered in a new era for athletes and non-athletes alike. At 83,000-square-feet Bristol Field House is a multi-purpose facility, consisting of an indoor track; a full-size artificial-turf playing field that converts to five tennis, four basketball courts; and adjoins the Elliott Varsity House and the Dr. Frank P. Smith '36 Squash Center.

Groups interested in renting the facility for track meets or practices should call the Field House office at (315) 781-3901 or e-mail Recreation@hws.edu.

Fitness Center and Weight Room
Recently renovated, HWS Recreation’s fitness center and weight room features over 50 cardiovascular machines, offers more open space for our updated strength and resistance training equipment, and contains a newly developed functional fitness area. 

Group Exercise Room and Indoor Cycling Room
The group exercise room is the primary location for HWS fitness classes. The space is also utilized by student clubs and organizations, academic classes, and open recreation. The Indoor Cycling room is a multipurpose class room with fifteen stationary bicycles, speed bag and heavy bag.

Groups interested in reserving the Group Exercise Room should call the Field House office at (315) 781-3901 or e-mail recreation@hws.edu

Bristol Pool
A pool is available for use in Bristol Gymnasium. Open swimming is offered routinely, and a scuba class is available. For more information, contact Kelly Kisner by phone at 781-3567 or by e-mail at kisner@hws.edu.

The Outdoor Recreation Adventure Program (ORAP), located in the upper level of The Barn, funds and schedules outdoor excursions and activities, including weekend and day trips. In addition, a climbing wall is available to the HWS community during specified hours. ORAP maintains a rental center that offers a modest inventory of equipment for rent. The rental center is open on a part-time basis during the school year and employs students who are knowledgeable about outdoor equipment and experiences.

For more information about this program, please visit the ORAP webpage.

The Waterfront program at the Colleges is designed to give students the opportunity to participate in activities combining the College's rich natural setting with instructional expertise and administrative support. The Bozzuto Boathouse houses the Colleges' nationally-ranked sailing team and also benefits the Outdoor Recreation Adventure Program.

Waterfront equipment includes a dock and shed for boats and related equipment, which is used for the sailing class taught at the Colleges. Crew members also have access to the calm, enclosed waters of the New York Barge Canal, a remnant of the famous Erie Canal system, which provides six miles of excellent sculling water. For further information contact Scott Iklé by phone at 781-3938 or by e-mail at ikle@hws.edu.



Bristol Field House
283 Hamilton Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Front Desk: (315) 781-3528
Office: (315) 781-3901



Summer Hours

Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED

CLOSED Memorial Day - Monday, 5/27 & 4th of July - Thursday, 7/4



Spring Semester 2019

Pool opens Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
7-8 p.m.

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
7-8 p.m.

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
7-8 p.m.

12-1:15 p.m.
7-8 p.m.

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
7-8 p.m.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

  • No 7-8 p.m. open swim on Wednesday, January 23 due to a home swim meet.
  • The pool will close due to spring break on Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m. and reopen Monday, March 25 at 11:45 a.m.
  • The pool will close for the summer due to the HWS Summer break Monday, May 6 at 8 p.m. HWS Conference and Events Director Erica Cooney-Connor schedules the pool in the summer.

Any questions during the academic year should
be directed to:
Kelly Kisner
O: (315) 781-3567


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