• Pool Type Indoor 50-Meter
  • Project Type Universities, Renovation
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2015
  • ArchitectGrace & Herbert Architects


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

Baton Rouge, LA

Lousiana State UniversityThe 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.

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 that included:

  • 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