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Deaconess Aquatic Center

Evansville, IN

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The 75,000 sq. ft. Deaconess Aquatic Center celebrated its grand opening in October 2021, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Olympic Gold medalist swimmer Lilly King. King grew up swimming in Evansville, and the new Lily King Competition Pool is named in her honor, bearing a large mural featuring King placed on the poolside wall, and will be used for college and NCAA programming.

The City of Evansville realized a great need in the community for more swimming programs. The city’s existing Lloyd Pool was no longer in a state to support quality competitive and recreational swimming programming. The new aquatic center was funded by title sponsor Deaconess Health System and a mix of public and privae funds and will be managed by the YMCA. The pool will be used for college competitions and hosting the NCAA Division II men’s and women’s swimming and diving national championships in 2026.

The center is divided into two separate areas, competitive and recreational, each with its own dedicated locker rooms. The competition pool is a stretch 50-meter pool where diving and swimming can occur simultaneously. The 50-meter pool can accommodate both college and high school swimming meets. There is also a mezzanine large enough to hold 960 people, which provides views of the entire area. The leisure pool has a zero-depth entry area and includes play features, basketball goals, and space for swim lessons. A splash park is located outside, adjacent to this space.

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Dream Designs

Aquatics International

July 2022

Architectural Showcase

Athletic Business

2022

Pool Type

Indoor 50 Meter

Project Type

Parks and Recreation

Project Service

Design Services

Status

Completed 2021

Architect

Hafer Associates

Project Amenities

Aquatic features at the Deaconess Aquatic Center, designed and specified by Counsilman-Hunsaker, include:

16,000 sq ft Competition Pool

Stretch 50-meter with 10 lap lanes

Separated diving well

One 4 ft. bulkhead

One 6 ft. bulkhead

Stair Entry

Two 1-meter springboards

Two 3-meter springboards

3,900 sq. ft. Leisure Pool

Four 25-yard lap lanes

Zero Entry

Stair Entry

Underwater Bench

Water Basketball Hoop

Underwater Shelf

Various Spray Features

1,750 sq. ft. Spray Ground

Various Spray Features

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