Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center
Jenks Trojan Aquatic CenterJenks, Okla. 2013
Prior to the opening of the Jenks Trojan Aquatic Center, the highly competitive Jenks interscholastic swimming program conducted daily workouts in a pool more than 30 years old. Parents requested a new aquatic center worthy of the school’s longstanding tradition of swimming excellence, and this new 1,200-seat aquatic center offers a modern design and innovative systems as impressive as the athletes who compete there.
Water is the design motif that flows throughout the facility, from the “breaking wave” roof, to the blue “waves” hanging from the lobby ceiling and the “river of glass” viewing area. There are even white “fins” on the exterior, which hide pipes and other mechanical equipment. Ribbed steel panels and brick veneer asserts this building’s prominence as a community and regional athletic draw.
The interior of the facility features high-end finishes, including porcelain tile, extensive tile coverings, polished concrete floors, architectural concrete, and artistic geometric elements such as the flying “fish” in the lobby. The 50-meter-by-25-yard pool is one of the first to incorporate a system that exhausts chloramines from the water surface through a return air chamber built into the pool’s gutter — eliminating harsh pool smells.
Project DetailsArchitect: SHW Group; Plano, Texas
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: KSQ Architects; Tulsa, Okla.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER: Aquatic Excellence; Austin, Texas
Construction Cost: $19 million
Square Feet: 46,358
Occupancy: April 2011
Bleachers: National Recreation Systems Inc.
Chemical Control Systems: Paddock Pool Equipment Co.
Filtration Systems: Paddock Pool Equipment Co.
Lane Markers: Antiwave Pool Products
Lighting: Lithonia Lighting
Lighting: Spectrum Aquatics
Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.
Lockers: Bradley Corp.
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: American Time & Signal
Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Daktronics Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Panelfold Sonicwall, Vanguard Builders, Inc
Starting Blocks: Spectrum Aquatics