Culinary Institute of America (CIA)


  • Please observe any building rules that the CIA has posted on the incoming doors
  • Swimmers, Coaches and Lifeguards must initial their own names on the sign in sheet at the Front Desk.  No signing in for others.
  •  Saunas in the locker rooms are OFF LIMITS to team members.  Team members are NOT ALLOWED to enter the saunas located in the the locker rooms
  • CIA's Gym and Weight/Equipment room are OFF LIMITS to Dolphin Swimmers and their families.  Team members and their families are NOT ALLOWED into the GYMS and Weight/Equipment rooms.
  • The Egg restaurant is open and team members are welcome to patronize. There is a surcharge for purchases by non-CIA community members.
  • Parents are allowed to wait in The Egg. 


For Evening Practices:

Do NOT park in the lots by the pool...Unauthorized vehicles will be ticketed

Park in the parking garage at Anton Plaza which is #13 on the map (see map link below). 

Then walk to the Pool which is #17 on the map.  


For Morning Practices (US Master Swimmers only):

Masters swimmers can park in front of the building ...this is for mornings only!

Locker Rooms & Changing Areas

  • Dolphin swimmers and families are guests of the practice facilities and are subject to the facility's rules & regulations.  While the Dolphins are permitted to use the locker rooms at these practice facilities, the locker rooms are shared with the school’s students, faculty, employees, and their families.  As such, there may be people who are not associated with the Dolphins in the locker rooms around the time of practice.
  • Use of the locker rooms is solely allowed at the discretion of the Dolphins swimmer’s parents/guardians. 
  • For swimmers who use the locker rooms:
    • To limit the time in the locker rooms, the Dolphins discourages the use of the showers at the practice facilities.
    • Swimmers should dry off and change into their dry clothes and exit the locker room.
  • No swimmer is to leave the pool area during practice, without the permission of their Coach.
    • If a swimmer doesn’t return in a timely manner either the Coach, or another swimmer designated by the Coach, will check on the swimmer.
  • Limited Parental Access to Locker Rooms
    • Only same-sex parents may enter the locker rooms, and only in certain emergency situations; if a child requires significant assistance in getting dressed, or to check on a swimmer who is lingering in the locker room (only if no Coach, Board Member or another swimmer is available.)     
  • Requirement to Use Locker Room or Changing Area
    • The designated locker room or changing area must be used when an athlete or Adult Participant changes, in whole or in part, into or out of a swimsuit when wearing just one suit (e.g., deck changing is prohibited)
  • Observable and Interruptible
    • All In-Program Contact between Adult Participants and Minor Athletes in a locker room, changing area or similar space must be observable and interruptible, except:
    • In emergency circumstances.
    • A Dual Relationship exists; and/or
    • The Close-In-Age exception applies.
  • Private or Semi-Private Space for Minor Athletes:
    • The Organization must provide a private or semi-private place for Minor Athletes that need to change clothes or undress at Events or Facilities Under Partial or Full Jurisdiction of the Organization.
  • Use of Recording Devices
    • Use of any device’s (including a cell phone’s) recording capabilities, including voice recording, still cameras and video cameras in locker rooms, changing areas, or similar spaces by a Minor Athlete or an Adult Participant is prohibited.


Located at 1946 Campus Drive (Route 9), Hyde Park, NY 12538

The pool is located in the Student Commons Building at the back of the campus overlooking the Hudson.  There are 2 entrances to the campus.
1) Main Gate (on Rt. 9 and across from W.Dorsey Lane)
Enter the gate and continue to the stop sign and then take left.  After the next stop sign, the parking garage is located on the right.  To get to the Student Commons Building, continue straight pass the parking garage, after you pass the pond/lake on the right, take a right turn.  Pass the Jacob Rosenthal Residence Hall building on the left and the Student Commons Building is located just past and behind this residence hall.  The entrance on the right side of the building is where the pool is located...straight down the hall from this entrance.
2) North Gate (Going North on Rt 9: 2nd entrance with Campus on the left, Going South on Rt. 9: 1st entrance with Campus on the right):
Enter campus through the north gate off of route 9 (just north of West Dorsey).  At the "T" take a right and follow along over the speed bumps and through the stop sign.  At the next "T" turn left and the pool is located in the building on the right at the bottom of the hill.  The parking garage is beyond this building as you continue on behind the dorm, with the river on your right, at up the hill.   


Map of Campus with Pool Location circled and designated parking

The Culinary Institute of America

1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

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