Students work out in the LVC Sports Center gym

Fitness & Recreation

Have Fun, Make Friends, Work Out

LVC sponsors 26 intercollegiate sports for men and women. The intercollegiate athletic experience is an important part of student life. In recent years, approximately 30 percent of the student body participated in the College’s athletic program. Our teams compete in the Middle Atlantic Conference, and the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference and the United Collegiate Hockey Conference at the NCAA Division III level and the National Association of Collegiate Esports.

The LVC intercollegiate athletics program encourages each student-athlete to develop their athletic abilities in an environment consistent with high standards of academic scholarship, sportsmanship, and institutional loyalty. A high priority is placed on integrating educational and athletic experiences. The LVC student-athlete receives the same privileges in the areas of admission, financial aid, academic advising, course selection, scheduling, and living and dining accommodations as do all other students.

Kate Fitzpatrick

Flying Dutchmen Athletics

A member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). The College offers 13 women’s and 12 men’s varsity athletic programs and varsity co-ed Esports.

Students work out in the LVC Sports Center gym

LVC Sports Center

The LVC Sports Center features the Edward H. Arnold Sports Center and the Heilman Center. The Arnold Sports Center is a recreational facility that contains four full-length basketball courts, convertible for volleyball and tennis. A 180-meter track encircles the arena. Also included are a six-lane, 25-meter swimming pool, three racquetball courts, and two dry heat saunas. Some courts can be used for volleyball. Adjacent to the Arnold Sports Center is the Heilman Center, which is home to a state-of-the-art fitness center that includes Nautilus and Body Masters strength-training equipment. Cardiovascular equipment in Heilman includes treadmills, steppers, recumbent bikes, rowers, and elliptical trainers. A warm-water wellness pool, classrooms, equipment, and training rooms for athletics, as well as home and visiting team locker rooms, are also located in Heilman.

Equestrian Club

Club Sports

The College sponsors club sport opportunities in equestrian, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, yoga, and others.

students in yoga club

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