Phase I Done: ISHOF Pool Complex Renovation Complete


Phase I Done: ISHOF Pool Complex Renovation Complete

Earlier this week HENSEL PHELPS completed the Fort Lauderdale Aquatics Center at the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

There are three brand new, completely refurbished pools, including a diving well, the main competition pool, and a training pool. All in, the new facility retains over 2.6 million gallons of water. This section of the Hall of Fame is slated to open in stages throughout 2022. The pools are projected to open by early summer but no official date has been confirmed.

The diving tower measures 27 meters high with eight additional different-height platforms and two springboards available for use. This is the first and only dive tower of this height in the USA. It is second only to the High Diving Stadium in Zhao Qing, China

The two ISHOF buildings are scheduled to be torn down this summer and replaced with spectacular and new iconic buildings.

ISHOF Front Entrance

New ISHOF Front EntranceNew ISHOF Museum Building

New ISHOF Museum BuildingISHOF

Expected Aerial View of Entire Aquatic Complex in 2025

Here are the latest statistics of the new pools, courtesy of HENSEL PHELPS and Weller Pools.

West Competition Pool

  • Built: 2022
  • Width: 25 Meters
  • Length: 50 Meters
  • Depth: 6.5 – 10 Feet
  • Volume: 976,340 Gallons
  • Number of Lanes: 50 Meters (10), 25 Meters (20), and 25 Yards (20)
  • Lane Width: 8.2 Feet
  • Water Polo Courses: 30 Meters (1), 25 Meters (2)
  • Synchronized Swimming Courses: 1
  • Timing System: Omega Swiss
  • Seating: Permanent Grandstands 1,522

Dive Well

  • Built: 2022
  • Width: 25 Meters
  • Length: 25 Yards
  • Depth: 19.5 Feet
  • Volume: 926,578 Gallons
  • Number of Lanes: 25 Meters (8)
  • Diving Platforms: 1 Meter, 3 Meter, 5 Meter, 7.5 Meter, 10 Meter, 20 Meter, 24 Meter, and 27 Meter
  • Springboards: 1 Meter (2), 3 Meter (3)
  • Sparger System: Pulsair Softwater Landing System

East Competition Pool

  • Built: 1991
  • Width: 25 Yards
  • Length: 50 Meters
  • Depth: 4 – 12.5 Feet
  • Volume: 749,348 Gallons
  • Number of Lanes: 50 Meters (10) at 7 Feet Wide, 25 Yards (20) at 8 Feet Wide

The original competition pool was built in 1965 and underwent refurbishment from 1991-96. The original diving structure was built in 1965 as well. This is the first complete renovation of the diving area since the Hall of Fame opened.

Phase Two of the ISHOF renovation, the new museum, is already in motion. Members of the Hall of Fame staff have spent countless hours tagging, logging, and packing all of the memorabilia we have come to know and love. No immediate information regarding the museum renovation or reopening dates has been released at this time.

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Tim Kuzma
Tim Kuzma
2 years ago

Awesome…can we book college winter training?

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