Liberty University Aquatics Facility

Liberty University Aquatics Facility

Lynchburg, VA 2019

Project Description

Liberty University was looking to expand its women's swimming and diving team and wanted to add to its aquatics program a men's swimming and diving team, as well as a water polo team. However, Liberty's current facilities were not adequate to allow it to do so. As a result, the university envisioned a new facility dedicated to growing the aquatics program and hosting larger-scale meets.

The facility was designed with the intent of being able to host NCAA championship events, making it one of only a handful in the Mid-Atlantic region. The regenerative filter and evacuator system both conserve a significant amount of water (540,000 gallons annually) and dramatically improve air quality by removing chloramines from the air. In addition, a heat capture system was designed to allow heat from the mechanical systems to be used to heat the pools.

Project Details

Architect: Glass & Associates Inc.
Construction Cost: $20 million
Square Feet: 77,153
Occupancy: January 2018

Lane Markers - : Competitor Swim

Locker/Shower - Swimsuit Extractors: Extractor Corp./ SUITMATE

Pumps: Pentair Commercial Aquatics

Architect Of Record

Glass & Associates Inc.
Lynchburg, VA

Aquatic Engineer

Paddock Pools
Rock Hill, SC

MEP Engineers

Moore's Electrical & Mechanical
Altavista, VA

Civil Engineers

Hurt & Proffitt
Lynchburg, VA