The Trefethen Aquatic Center is home to one of the most popular attractions on campus—our crystal blue outdoor swimming pool. This 10-lane pool is the springboard for the Mills College swim team and a draw for all students, members of the Mills community, and the general public who like to take a dip.
The pool is also the site of the Swim A Mile for women with cancer fundraiser, an annual event which raises money to fund psychosocial and practical support offered by the Women's Cancer Resource Center in Oakland. The Trefethen Aquatic Center—which also includes a large therapy spa—is a campus destination for athletic competition, exercise, or relaxation.
The center was dedicated in April 1998 in memory of Eugene Trefethen, a long-time Mills trustee and a strong supporter of intercollegiate athletic programs at the College.