Swimming Policy

Affected Parties

All Students

Policy Statement

During the summer term, swimming is available for current Dartmouth students on the Connecticut River at the designated Swim Dock located between the Ledyard Bridge and the Rowing Boathouse Dock. Lifeguards are on duty at the swimming dock daily from 12:00PM to 7:00PM, weather/conditions permitting.

Swimming elsewhere from the Dartmouth waterfront between Ledyard Bridge and Ledyard Canoe Club, or from the Swim Dock when lifeguards are not on duty is prohibited -- as is jumping or diving off Ledyard Bridge. Students must provide their Dartmouth ID when accessing the swimming dock. No one is permitted on Dartmouth's waterfront docks after dark without authorization.

The erection and use of rope swings and similar devices from any College or town-owned property is prohibited. 


Persons violating these rules may be subject to College disciplinary action and legal action.

Effective Date

January 1, 2016

Office of Primary Responsibility