Originally opened to students in 2016, the University of Tampa Fitness Center anticipated a Phase II expansion to incorporate more amenities for campus wellness and recreation. In October 2020, the university received a generous donation from Class of 1978 alumnus and longterm supporter, Benson Alex Riseman, along with a $20 million bond to build the recreational complex expansion.
Intended to serve students, the new center is home to the Spartan men’s and women’s swimming teams. It features a pristine 11-lane, 25-yard Myrtha competition pool that accommodates intercollegiate competition swimming, a small recreational pool and a whirlpool spa.
The three separate pools enable the university to accommodate multiple activities at once, while the spacious deck provides a plethora of lounging and shade options for students. Construction began in October 2020, and included three new basketball courts and a reconfigured volleyball complex, as well as a two-story bathhouse with lockers, baths, a premier viewing area, additional workout spaces, academic classrooms, research space, workstations, and an expanded space for the university’s bike program.
ARCHITECT OF RECORD
KWJ Architects Inc.
AQUATIC DESIGN CONSULTANT
Water Technology Inc.
- 11-lane, 25-yard Myrtha competition pool
- Recreational pool
|Chemical Control Systems||BECS Technology Inc.|
|Scoreboard/Timing Systems||Colorado Time Systems|
|Lane Markers||Competitor Swim|
|Gutters, Ladders/Grab Bars||Myrtha Pools|
|ADA Lifts, Access Ramps||Spectrum Aquatics|