Athletics & Wellness
“In my long experience at Swarthmore, we have always played to win, but not for the winning.”
—William Hyde Appleton, Swarthmore president, 1889–1891
A liberal arts education challenges students not only to hone their intellectual curiosity, but also to commit themselves to habits of physical and mental wellness. At Swarthmore, 22 varsity sports and numerous offerings of club sports, student activity groups, and physical education courses offer a wealth of opportunities to pursue a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Whether you aspire to be an All-American or a weekend warrior, Swarthmore can help you reach your personal fitness and wellness goals.