Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Construction Cost: $45 million
Area / Square Feet: 48,904

The Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center, originally constructed in 1965, is a municipal pool owned and operated by the City of Fort Lauderdale. The complex is considered a leader and pioneer among the world’s top aquatic centers, having hosted hundreds of national and international events at which 10 world records were set. 

However, after more than 50 years of serving the community, the city made the decision to renovate the facility to ensure Fort Lauderdale remains a destination for world-class aquatic events. In August 2018, a designbuild team was chosen for the redesigned aquatic sports venue. The facility broke ground in April 2019 and was opened to the public in September 2022. 

The new pools include a 50-meter competition pool and a 25-meter dive pool with a 27-meter-high dive tower with platforms at 1, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 24 and 27 meters and springboards at 1 and 3-meters — the first of its kind in the western hemisphere. The competition and dive pool are designed to be FINA-compliant, so the facility can host large international competitions. In addition, the current 50-meter training pool was fully renovated.


Cartaya & Associates Architects


Hensel Phelps Construction Co. 




• 50-meter competition pool 

• 25-meter dive pool 

• 27-meter-high dive tower 

• Dive platforms at 1, 5, 7.5, 10, 15, 20, 24 and 27 meters 

• Spring boards at 1 and 3 meters 

• Renovated 50-meter training pool 

• Spa


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