In 2015, the community of Lafayette voted to approve a new 300,000-square-foot, $95-million high school to better serve students. The new natatorium was designed to grow the school district’s swimming program and offer lap swimming for the community.
The new eight-lane competition pool features a moveable bulkhead that creates four unique configurations, three short courses and a water polo setup. Each of these configurations allows a separate group to use the remaining portion of the pool for swimming or diving, increasing facility utilization and enabling the community to swim laps while students practice. The natatorium also enables Lafayette’s growing diving program with two 1-meter diving boards, one 3-meter diving platform and a 13-foot-deep diving well.
Lafayette’s new natatorium is fully equipped to handle swim meets with its state-of-the-art video scoreboard, eight starting blocks, and multistory bleachers that can accommodate spectators for meets.