Ateneo de Davao University’s Swimming Pool and Rubberized Sports Track

July 31, 2012 5 Comments »

I was in Ateneo de Davao University’s Matina campus yesterday for the community mass in honor of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, whose feast day we celebrate today. After the mass, we went to see the new sports facilities in the campus — the swimming pool and the rubberized running track.

swimming pool in Ateneo de Davao’s Matina campus

The swimming pool in the photo above is intended for the Grade School unit, and another one for the High School unit will soon be constructed.

Rubberized sports track in Ateneo de Davao’s Matina campus

While Ateneo de Davao has recently been giving special attention to its athletics program, now under athletics director Butch Ramirez (also former chairperson of the Philippine Sports Commission), university president Fr. Joel Tabora S.J. emphasized that AdDU’s primary goals have not changed and it is not interested in extreme performance of student-athletes. Rather, sports will be taken as “a means towards the integral human development of (the) students.”

Ateneo de Davao University
MacArthur Highway, Matina, Davao City
Tel: (63 82) 221-2411 (connecting all departments)
Fax: (63 82) 226-4116


  1. Monique July 31, 2012 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    So pwede gumamit ang alumni? :D

  2. Bong Eliab July 31, 2012 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    Yes, alumni who want to use the sports track can register with the sports office for access.

  3. anne_85 August 6, 2012 at 9:03 am - Reply


  4. monette niez August 9, 2012 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    is the swimming pool open to outsiders? how much per head? thanks

    • DavaoBase August 11, 2012 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Hi, monette. Please call AdDU Sports Office at 2212411 local 4343 for your inquiry. =)

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