In January 2022, the City of Pharr coordinated with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District to celebrate the grand opening of the city’s first-ever natatorium. The aquatic facility proved to be a huge benefit to athletes at both PSJA ISD and UTRGV for swim practices and regional/state competitions, while providing an additional recreational facility for residents of the City of Pharr and surrounding areas.
The impressive 72,800-square-foot building features a 50-meter competition pool and a dive pool with diving boards and platform diving, making it the perfect location to host swimming and diving championships. The center also includes seating for 1,300 spectators, a state-ofthe-art timing and scoreboard system, video boards, a visible running clock, a UV water-treatment system, and numerous energy-efficient design features.
Warren Group Architects Inc.
AQUATIC DESIGN CONSULTANT
• 50-meter-by-25-yard competition pool
• Eight 50-meter lap lanes
• Eleven 25-yard lap lanes
• 6- and 4-foot bulkheads
• Dive pool
• Six 25-yard lap lanes
• Two 1-meter springboards
• Two 3-meter springboards
• Centerline tower with 1-, 3-, 5-, 7.5- and 10-meter platform diving
• Spectator seating for 1,300
|Scoreboard/Timing Systems||Colorado Time Systems|
|Chemical Control Systems, Filtration Systems, Gutters||Neptune Benson/Evoqua|
|ADA Lifts, Ladders/Grab Bars||Spectrum Aquatics|
|Sanitization Systems||Westlake Water Solutions, AccuTab System|