Reeves Aquatic Center

Reeves Aquatic Center

The swimming pool inside the Reeves Aquatic Center was dedicated in honor of Robert H.
Frailey in April of 1987. Frailey served as the head swim coach at American University
for 16 seasons before taking the position of Director of Athletics, a title which he held for 23 years. As the swimming coach, Frailey guided his Eagles to six conference championships and
never once had a losing season. After taking over as head of the Athletics Department, Frailey
became one of the founding members of the Colonial Athletic Association and was a member of
the NCAA Executive Committee. Frailey was also the man behind American’s move to the NCAA
Division I level and helped to upgrade the entire athletics program.