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Louisiana State University – 50-Meter Pool Renovation – Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

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The Louisiana State University (LSU) natatorium is an NCAA swimming and diving facility serving as the home of the LSU Tigers and LSU Lady Tigers swimming and diving teams. The natatorium features a 50-meter pool which can be converted into two 25-meter or 25-yard pools with the use of bulkheads. Also included is a championship diving well with one- and three-meter springboards, as well as a 10-meter platform. The natatorium has a seating capacity of 2,200.

 

Pool Type

Indoor 50 Meter

Project Type

University Athletics

Project Service

Design Services

Status

Completed 2015

Architect

Grace & Herbert Architects

Project Amenities

The facility was built in 1985 and hosted the National Sports Festival that same year followed by many NCAA competitions over its lifespan. Due to aging components, the facility was in need of a renovation to address functional and code related concerns. In 2015, the state invested $1.8 million in improvements to renovate the facility.

Improvements

Gutter replacement

Bulkhead replacement

Starting block replacement

Dive platform resurfacing

Dive platform railing replacement

New competition timing system components

VGB main drains

All new deck equipment and anchors

New pool heaters

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