• Pool Type Indoor 25-Yard x 25-Meter
  • Project Type K-12
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2010
  • ArchitectTMP Associates


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Battle Creek Central High School Natatorium

Battle Creek, MI

Battle Creek Central High SchoolOriginally built in 1908, theBattle CreekCentralHigh   Schoolwas in need of an upgrade in order to meet current educational trends. The design challenge involved maximizing existing space and adding new space, equipment and materials required to create a powerful and creative learning environment that would accommodate over 1,400 students. The new addition included space for a physical education & fitness center, administration, food service and student dining/commons.

The Counsilman-Hunsaker/TMP Associates team provided architectural and engineering services to theBattle CreekPublicSchool Districtfor the design of the new state-of-the-art natatorium atBattle   CreekCentralHigh School.

The 25-yards by 25-meters pool consists of:

6,200 sq. ft of water surface

  • Depths ranging from 12’ 6” to 3’ 6”
  • Eleven 25-yard practice lanes
  • Eight 25-meter competition lanes
  • Eight 25-yard competition lanes
  • Two 1-meter diving boards

The Battle Creek Central boys’ swimming program owns 16 state championships, and today for the first time in its storied history, the Bearcats can swim home meets on their own campus.


Design Awards:

2011 – ‘Education Design Showcase’ Award  School Planning & Management magazine