After realizing the shortage of aquatics venues in Illinois, Mark and Mary Ann Kaufman, founders of the not-for-profit FMC Aquatic Opportunities, began assembling a qualified team to create a new aquatics venue in the Chicagoland area.
Planning for the facility began in 2015, groundbreaking took place in 2018 and the facility had its long-awaited grand opening in 2020.
FMC Natatorium is capable of hosting national level events, Illinois High School Association swimming and diving events, as well as providing a home to a traveling youth competitive swim team. With seating for up to 1,200 on three sides, this nine-lane, 50-meter, Olympic-size competition pool delivers an excellent aquatics environment for swimmers and spectators alike. The separate 25-yard warm-up pool provides a plethora of programming opportunities by enabling competition warm-up and community swim programs to take place simultaneously with competitive events. FMC Natatorium is sure to be impactful for the City of Westmont, while also acting as a regional aquatics destination to serve swimmers and their families for decades to come.