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Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness

Greensboro, NC
Construction Cost: $2 million (aquatics portion)
Area / Square Feet: 18,890

The Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness more than doubles the size of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s previous recreation building. Students can now enjoy new aquatics facilities, an indoor climbing wall, large fitness studios and weight rooms, basketball and multi-activity courts, and many other amenities designed with quality of student life in mind.

Before the Kaplan Center, the department only supervised open lap swim for a few hours each week in an antiquated facility. Demand was low. Now, the natatorium provides a lap pool and a large leisure pool, locker rooms, and a significant outdoor sun deck and patio space off the pool deck. In the new space, the staff have added open lap swim, swim lessons, dive-in movies, kayak roll classes and several other special events to the aquatics offerings.

The facility offers a competitive swimming pool that can be set up in 25 yards or 25 meters; an activity pool with a vortex, a zero-depth entry point, a basketball hoop and a shallow wading area; a classroom for lifeguarding classes, CPR classes, birthday parties and other events; a sun deck with lounge chairs and tables; a co-ed sauna; an ADA-compliant pool lift; and men’s, women’s and unisex locker rooms.