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Alamo Heights ISD Natatorium

San Antonio, TX
Construction Cost: $15m
Area / Square Feet: 25,762 sf bldg.
Occupancy Date: February 2020

The Alamo Heights Natatorium, a 26,000-square-foot aquatics center built on a satellite campus of Alamo Heights High School, meets the recreational and competitive goals for Alamo Heights Independent School District while offering a resource for community groups.

The facility features a 39-meter-by-25-yard pool with a movable bulkhead, two pairs of 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards, dryland training features such as a trampoline and water diving belts, and seats for 400 spectators. Flexibility was built into the natatoriumā€™s design from the start. The movable bulkhead allows the pool to be set up in a variety of configurations, from a 13-lane pool for competitive meets to a scaled-down eight lanes for swimming, plus a diving well. The flexible design eliminated the need for a second pool by providing enough shallow water for non-competitive events, while still supporting a mix of competitive, training and recreational activities.

The completed facility is already paying dividends for the school and the greater Alamo Heights community. The programs and facility are 100 percent booked for the foreseeable future.

QUICK FACTS

LEAD ARCHITECT: LPA

AQUATIC DESIGN CONSULTANT: Aquatic Design Group

COMPONENTS

  • 39-meter-by-25-yard pool
  • Movable bulkhead
  • Two pairs of 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards
  • Training trampoline
  • Water diving belts
  • Spectator seating for 400

SUPPLIERS

Scoreboard/Timing Systems: Colorado Time Systems

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim

ADA Lifts, Starting Blocks: Spectrum Aquatics

Swimsuit Extractor: SUITMATEĀ® by Extractor Corporation