Deaconess Aquatic Center 

Evansville, Indiana
Construction Cost: $31 million
Area / Square Feet: 75,000

The City of Evansville realized a great need in the community for more swimming programs. The city’s existing Lloyd Pool was no longer in a state to support quality competitive and recreational swim programming. 

The new aquatic center was funded by title sponsor Deaconess Health System and a mix of public and private funds, and will be managed by the YMCA. The center is divided into two separate areas — competitive and recreational — each with its own dedicated locker rooms. 

The competition pool is a stretch 50-meter pool where diving and swimming can occur simultaneously, and both collegiate and high school swim meets can be accommodated. There is also a mezzanine large enough to hold 960 people, which provides views of the entire area. The 4,000-square-foot leisure pool has a zero-depth entry area and includes play features, basketball goals, and space for swim lessons. A splash park is located outside, adjacent to this space.


Hafer Associates




• 10-lane, 50-meter competition pool 

• Four bulkheads 

• Diving well 

• Two 1-meter springboards 

• Two 3-meter springboards 

• Leisure pool with zero-depth entry 

• Basketball goals 

• Outdoor splash park 

• Spectator mezzanine for 960


Chemical Control Systems 
BECS Technology Inc. 
Scoreboard/Timing Systems Colorado Time Systems
Lane Markers
Competitor Swim
Filtration SystemsNeptune Benson/Evoqua
ADA Lifts, Ladders/Grab Bars, Starting Blocks Spectrum Aquatics
LightingSPI Lighting  
Sanitization Systems
Westlake Water Solutions, Accu-Tab System