The Club boasts outstanding programs in aquatics, tennis, platform tennis, and pickleball. As the Club continued its growth in the early years, it welcomed swimming in 1937 with the building of its first pool. The pool was acclaimed as one of the finest facilities in the country and was under the direction of Mike Peppe who was also the Ohio State coach and U.S. Olympic Diving coach. Peppe brought his greatest stars to Scioto for summer workouts, or swimming and diving exhibitions. Today, the aquatics facility has four pools and has enclosed the competition lap pool for year-around swimming. As one of the few facilities in Central Ohio that still have a three-meter diving board, the Club continues its great tradition of swimming and diving excellence with programs for all levels of participants including learn to swim programs, children’s swim and dive teams in the summer and recently added winter programs. The Tennis program restarted at the Club in the early 1960’s. Today, the Club has nine Har-Tru and two hard courts and a program that features play for all levels of players. The tennis program features many social and competitive functions on its yearly calendar with weekly clinics, team play, men’s and women’s play nights, junior clinics and events, and mixed couple events. Platform tennis, a sport mostly played in the winter, came onto the scene in 1976. Four heated, elevated courts surround a warming hut that allows play in even the coldest conditions. A four-player game, platform tennis is a fun and challenging activity for individuals and families looking for exercise in the winter months. Members play a few games and then retire to the warmth of the hut or combine the evening with an informal dinner in the Clubhouse. An easy game to learn, players of all ages and abilities play and the facility has been the host of the Columbus Open for many years. Pickleball was started at Scioto in 2017. Played mostly in the summer months, the sport is one of the fastest growing in the country. Played with a paddle and a perforated plastic ball on the platform tennis courts, Pickleball is a very fast paced game using elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It is a paddle sport for all ages and skill levels.