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Shaw Athletic Center


Shaw Athletic Center is a state-of-the-art facility for use by athletes, students and the community alike. The 40,000 square-foot center was completed in 2012 and houses a 4,000 square-foot fitness center, aquatic center, bowling alley, basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor track, locker rooms, and an athletic training room.

The fitness center contains state-of-the-art equipment manufactured by TRUE Fitness, Paramount Equipment and Legend Fitness.  Equipment includes treadmills, recumbent bicycles, Stairmasters, ellipticals and individual machines for specialized muscle groups.

The aquatic center has a 9 lane collegiate size pool with a pool lift chair. Indoor track is a 3 lane 200-meter track around the perimeter of the basketball and volleyball courts. The bowling alley has 8 lanes that makes it perfect for parties and get togethers. Additional fees apply.

The center was dedicated on October 2013

If you have questions about gym hours or signing up, please contact Jonathan Brown at or 706-245-2917


Shaw Athletic Center

139 Lions Place

Franklin Springs, Ga 30639


Click here for Individual Membership Enrollment Form

Click here for Family Membership Enrollment Form

For a schedule of the usage of the Emmanuel College Facilities, including areas of the Shaw Athletic Center click here

Click here for the Athletic Center's Community Membership Program brochure *




Bowling Center  (open to the public)


Starting May 7th, 2019 summer hours will go into effect.


Monday-Wednesday: RESERVATION ONLY

Thursday - Sunday: 4pm-9pm

Regular Hours:

Monday Reservation
Tuesday Reservation
Wednesday Reservation
Thursday Reservation
Friday 5pm - 9pm
Saturday 3pm - 9pm
Sunday 3pm - 9pm


Bowling Prices:
Price per game Rental Shoes Pair of Socks
Emmanuel Students $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Faculty and Staff $1.75 $2.25 $1.00
Community and Alumni $2.75 $2.25 $1.00
Senior Citizens (62+) $1.75 $2.25 $1.00







Shaw Fitness Center  (membership required)

Regular Hours:

Monday 6am - 9pm
Tuesday 6am - 9pm
Wednesday 6am - 9pm
Thursday 6am - 9pm
Friday 6am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 2pm - 9pm



Roberson Aquatic Center  (membership required) (Need to check out a pool key at front desk)

Swim Team Practice M-F 3:00pm-6:00pm (Aug-April)

Regular Hours: 

Monday 6am - 10am, 7pm - 9pm
Tuesday 8am - 10am, 1pm - 3pm, 7pm - 9pm
Wednesday 6am - 10am, 7pm - 9pm
Thursday 8am - 10am, 1pm - 3pm, 7pm - 9pm
Friday 6am - 10am, 7pm - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday 4pm - 6pm


James Aerobics Room



Papa John's Dine in or take-out

Phone number:  706-245-2888

Regular Hours:

Monday 5pm - 8pm
Tuesday 5pm - 8pm
Wednesday 5pm - 8pm
Thursday 5pm - 8pm
Friday 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 5pm - 8pm
Sunday 5pm - 8pm

Click here for menu information *


 *All the Forms are in PDF format, you need Adobe Reader to view these forms.