The design team analyzed the existing three pools at the GAC and designed a 27,000-square-foot addition to address the competitive and community needs of the greater Greensboro area. In order to serve the greatest number of swimmers, the expansion features a 50-meter-by-25-yard training pool with eight long-course lanes and 11 short-course lanes. The training pool also allows for a wide variety of programming, including learn to swim, lap swimming and hydrotherapy.
“This new pool is a direct result of the tremendous success of the GAC since its grand opening in 2011,” said Greensboro Coliseum Complex managing director Matt Brown. “We are thrilled to have the fourth pool to help meet the intense demand for bookings, including meets, practice time for local teams and clubs, and our incredibly diverse array of GAC programming, including the phenomenal growth of our ‘Learn to Swim’ program with Guilford County Schools.”
The fourth pool helps strengthen the already compelling case for the GAC hosting high-profile aquatics competitions. The entire aquatics facility covers more than 100,000 square feet and is able to simultaneously host competitive swimming events without interruption of community programming.