• Pool Type Indoor Leisure
  • Project Type
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2017
  • ArchitectBay Design Associates Architects


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Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA

Pensacola, FL

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The new 52,000 sq. ft. Bear Levin Studer Family YMCA serves 8,000 members in the Palafox Historic District of Pensacola, Florida. The building, which incorporates the latest technology and amenities, showcases the YMCA’s major state-of-the-art venues comprised of the aquatics center, gymnasium and wellness center.

The facility features include a Kid’s Zone, lap and therapy pools, steam room, sauna, a handicap accessible water slide accessible from the second level of the facility, a spin room, group exercise rooms, demonstration kitchen, and a multipurpose room. The prominent use of glass promotes healthy living, allows for visual connections between programs and brings in natural light throughout the building.

The Switzer Family Aquatic Center includes two multi-use pools:

2,500 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

  • Four 25-yard lap lanes
  • Stair entry
  • Water basketball goals
  • Underwater bench seating
  • Climbing wall
  • Various spray features
  • Log floatable rafts
  • ADA accessible chair lift

1,000 sq. ft. Therapy Pool

  • ADA accessible stair and ramp entries
  • Waterslide
  • Various spray features