Hall of Fame Aquatic Center Construction Moving Along Smoothly

Hall of Fame Aquatic Center construction as of May 18, 2020. Photo Courtesy: Laura Voet

The construction on the Hall of Fame Aquatic Center in Fort Lauderdale has been progressing smoothly as new pilings have been placed in the future diving well and competition pool. Aquatics director Laura Voet provided pictures for the International Swimming Hall of Fame:


Diving well being dug out at the Hall of Fame Aquatic Center. Photo Courtesy: Laura Voet


Ongoing construction. Photo Courtesy: Laura Voet


Crane working on the Hall of Fame Aquatic Center diving well. Photo Courtesy: Laura Voet

The renovations for the complex will include:


Proposed renovations. Photo Courtesy: Hensel-Phelps


Proposed renovations to the Hall of Fame Aquatic Center. Photo Courtesy: Hensel-Phelps

  • Remove existing 50m competition pool and provide a new expanded fully FINA compliant standard pool with stainless bulkheads.
  • Remove existing diving pool and provide new fully FINA compliant diving pool and tower including five platform levels (1m, 3m, 5m, 7m, 10m), and 1m and 3m springboards
  • Remove existing spa for divers and provide new spa
  • Repair existing 50m training pool with new surfacing and gutters
  • Relocate and expand the instructional pool to the southwest corner of the peninsula
  • Provide new filtration system, pumps, and chlorination system for all pools.
  • Resurface and raise pool deck to allow for increased pool depths for competition-level use
  • Remove existing grandstand building and bleachers on north side of facility and provide new grandstand with spectator restrooms, concessions, ticket office, and metal bleachers for +/ 1500 spectator capacity.
  • Provide site improvements that include parking and drainage improvements, new stadium lighting, landscaping, sidewalks, and new main entry plaza.

The Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex has been in place since December 1965 when the International Swimming Hall of Fame inducted its first class. Since then, it has played host to numerous international and national level events in aquatic sports and has had ten world records fall from swimming legends Mary T. MeagherMichael Phelps and Natalie Coughlin.

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