Greensboro Aquatic Center Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony For Fourth Pool

Photo Courtesy: Greensboro Aquatic Center

The Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC) held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, September 6 for what will soon be the fourth pool in the facility. In a report that appeared online in the local news outlet Fox 8, the GAC’s continued success necessitated the construction of an additional pool.

“Over $150 million that has been generated from the outside meets that we’ve brought to Greensboro at the aquatic center,” said GAC Complex Director Matt Brown, which he notes has “by far” paid for the cost of building the aquatic center.

According the GAC website, the fourth pool will be another 50-meter pool that will add 19 short course lanes and 8 long course lanes and will be attached to the current facility. The pool currently attracts some of the highest level USA Swimming and NCAA competitions, routinely drawing well over 1,000 athletes for meets.

You can see renderings of the new pool here, and read the original story from the local Fox 8 here.

Fox 8 contributed to this report.

9 Comments

9 comments

  1. Dick Beaver

    Hey Dan Meyer these folks must be doing something right. HUGS

    • Julie Tellier

      Las Vegas and the Desert Committee really needs to get on board and stop pretending pools can’t make money!! $150 million!! Maybe Las Vegas should look at how poorly there Aquatics Department is managed and operated!

  2. Tracey Quinn

    come on City of Raleigh…..look at this!!!!!

    • Betsy Graham

      It is awesome attached to convention center so I think this must go to back side I have never seen. It is awesome

  3. Kim Duke Haffner

    Living in a place with nothing even remotely similar… all I can say is I’m jealous!!! What an awesome facility

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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