The Sauk Prairie School District went to referendum in April 2020 for $64.9 million to upgrade facilities throughout the district. Of the $64.9 million, around $12 million was allotted to construct a new indoor aquatics facility at the high school.
With a growing aquatics program, constructing a new facility allowed the district to host more aquatics competitions, provide opportunities for swim lessons, and allow community use throughout the year. The aquatics facility features an eight-lane competition pool, including competition starting blocks and two competition diving boards. A warm-water community pool was designed adjacent to the competition pool, with a zero-entry wading area that includes a variety of water features. The facility includes a number of locker rooms, changing and shower rooms for both competition pool users and the community. Mezzanine seating for 700 visitors is provided, with additional on-deck seating to be utilized when needed.
Copious amounts of light stream into all aquatic spaces, filtered through tinted, colored glass to provide less glare on the water. The light floor, ceiling and wall finishes throughout the facility provide a bright and airy feel in the space, while the red and gray clerestory windows provide a flare of school spirit.
Plunkett Raysich Architects LLP
AQUATIC DESIGN CONSULTANT
• Eight-land competition pool
• Starting blocks
• Two competition diving boards
• Warm-water community pool
• Zero-depth-entry wading area
• Water features
• Mezzanine seating for 700