Athletics and Physical Education
Director of Athletics and Senior Lecturer:
Lecturers in Athletics and Physical Education:
Daniel N. Talbot
Kim Winslow Strong
Instructors in Athletics and Physical Education:
Ray Tharan, Director of the Fitness Center
Lillian Amadio, Office Manager
The Department of Athletics and Physical Education offers 12 intercollegiate sports as an NCAA Division III institution and is a charter member of the Centennial Conference.Varsity team sports at Bryn Mawr include: badminton, basketball, crew, cross country, field hockey, indoor and outdoor track and field, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball. Rugby is a bi-college varsity-club program. Other bi-co clubs include equestrian and ultimate frisbee.
The instructional offerings in physical education include: aerobic dance, African dance, archery, athletic training, badminton, ballet, basketball, cardiovascular conditioning, dance ensemble, fitness, flamenco dance, fitness, jazz dance, modern dance, riding, scuba, self defense, softball, swimming, swing dance, tennis, volleyball, water aerobics, weight training, wellness, women in film, women living well and yoga. Consult the Physical Education Web site at www.brynmawr .edu/atheletics for a list of current course offerings. Students may take courses at Haverford College.
The College believes that physical education and intercollegiate athletics are integral parts of a liberal arts education. The Department sponsors a variety of programs intended to enhance the quality of the student’s non-academic life on campus.
Physical Education Requirements
The College requires eight units of physical education and the successful completion of a swimming-proficiency test. The test includes entry into the water, a 10-minute swim demonstrating two strokes, one minute of treading water and two minutes of floating. For non-swimmers, successful completion of beginning swimming will fulfill the requirement. The physical education requirement must be completed by the end of junior year. Transfer students will receive credit toward the requirement from previous institutions after a review by the director of the department. Students with special needs should consult the director of physical education.