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Florida State University – Morcom Aquatic Center

Tallahassee, FL

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Florida State University retained the team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and EMO/Architects to design the new Morcom Aquatic Center. The 100,000 sq. ft. athletic complex consists of separate swimming and diving tanks utilized by academics, athletics, and recreational swimmers.

 

Publications:

2010 - ‘Dream Designs’ Aquatics International magazine

Pool Type

Outdoor 50 Meter

Project Type

University Athletics

Project Service

Design Services

Status

Completed 2008

Architect

EMO/Architects

Project Amenities

Both pools feature the Myrtha Pool System and the main swimming pool was used at the FINA 2005 World Championships in Montreal, Canada. An amazing nine world records were broken in the pool!

This new aquatic facility is a welcome addition to Florida State University and fulfills multiple aquatic programming needs for the Athletic Department.

50-meter by 25-yard competition pool with water depths of 8 ft. to 9 ft.

Two 4 ft. wide bulkheads

Eight 9 ft. wide long-course lanes, 16 nine ft. wide short-course lanes, and 20 seven ft. wide cross-pool lanes

75 ft. by 60 ft. diving pool

water depths of 14 ft. to 17ft.

Diving tower platforms with 1, 3, 5, 7½, and 10-meter are wide enough to accommodate synchronized diving and include custom fabricated flared handrails to increase diver performance and safety

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