Baker Ferguson Fitness Center
The Baker Ferguson Fitness Center and Louise and Paul Harvey Pool, which are open to Whitman students, athletes, faculty, staff and alumni, is a 38,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that opened in the fall of 2006 at a cost of $10 million. Located north of Cordiner Hall at the corner of Park and Main streets, the facility features two key components. One is a 10,000-square-foot fitness center with an elaborate array of the latest in weight-training and cardiovascular equipment. The other is a sparkling 30-meter swimming pool with eight competitive lanes and three practice lanes.
The Harvey Pool, which is home to the Whitman varsity swim teams, played host to the 2007 Northwest Conference swimming championships and includes an elevated area for spectators. The pool is also used for club water polo and kayaking practice, and to meet the recreational swimming needs of the Whitman community.