Germantown Indoor Swim Center

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Germantown Indoor Swim Center

Boyds, MD 2007

Project Description

The Germantown Indoor Swim Center is a comprehensive aquatic complex located amid more than 30 soccer fields and soccer-specific structures in South Germantown Recreational Park.

The new Swim Center occupies the highest point on the site near the entrance to the park. Upon entering the facility, patrons flow into a glassenclosed social space that overlooks each of the aquatic venues and provides access to spectator seating. Three separate basins make up the natatorium — a competition pool, an instructional pool and a family pool. Dual ?flying water slides? were designed to act as exciting elements that unify the aquatic venue. The slides are accessed from stairs in the competition pool area, run over the instructional pool and discharge swimmers in the family zone.

The competition pool is a deepwater pool with spectator seating on three sides to intensify the spectator and swimming experience. The instructional pool has been designed as a warm, shallow-water venue with teaching steps, a lap-swimming area, a water therapy area and a whirlpool. Designed to be an engaging environment for children of all ages, the family pool features rock forms and trees surrounding a multitude of features including a zero-depth entry, interactive water fountains, rock slides, a water mushroom, a vortex, a whirlpool and a frog slide.

Project Details

Architect: Hughes Group Architects; Sterling, Va.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER : Water Technology Inc. - Beaver Dam, Wis.
Construction Cost: $15.2 million
Square Feet: 52,000
Occupancy: January 2006

Elliptical Equipment: Star Trac

Filters: Neptune-Benson Inc.

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Lane Markers: Dal-Tile Corp.

Lockers: Santana Products Inc.

Rowers: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time & Colorado Display Systems

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Santana Products Inc.

Skylights: Vistawall Architectural Products

Starting Blocks: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Stationary Bikes: Star Trac

Strength Equipment: Paramount Fitness Corp.

Water Play Features: NBGS International Inc.

Water Play Features: Fountain People Inc., The