Northern Arizona University – Aquatic and Tennis Complex

Flagstaff, AZ



The new 120,000 sq. ft. Aquatic and Tennis Complex (ATC) is a state-of-the-art facility capable of hosting NCAA swimming and diving competitions as well as recreational activities. This facility offers the university and the Flagstaff community one of the finest high-altitude swimming facilities in the world.

The new 64,500 sq. ft. natatorium replaced the 1983 Wall Aquatic Center, which was facing major maintenance issues including mechanical equipment upgrades.

Photo Credit: Luz Architectural Photography, LLC


Publications and Awards:

2017 - ‘Architectural Showcase’ Athletic Business magazine

2017 - ‘Dream Designs’ Aquatics International magazine


Pool Type

Indoor 50 Meter

Diving Pool

Competitive Venue

Project Type

University Athletics

Project Service

Design Services



Completed 2016


Sink Combs Dethlefs

Project Amenities

The ATC includes a 50-meter swimming pool as well as a separate diving well. In addition to 1-meter and 3-meter springboards, there is the addition of a 10-meter diving platform. Other features include dryland training areas, a warm water spa, and six indoor tennis courts along with viewing areas for spectators.

The new swimming and diving facility serves the Lumberjacks Swim Team, campus recreational programs, community users, and a large contingent of visiting athletes from around the world.

The campus received a LEED Gold rating based on its design. Sustainable features include recycled materials, selection of native and climate-adapted plants, water efficient fixtures, and harvesting natural daylight within the spaces.

13,000 sq. ft. Competition Pool

Ten 50-meter lap lanes

Stair entry

Depths ranging from 4 ft. to 9 ft.

Moveable bulkhead

4,300 sq. ft. Dive Pool

10-meter diving platform

Two 1-meter diving boards

Two 3-meter diving boards

Stair entry

Depths ranging from 14 ft. to 17 ft.

Sparger system

120 sq. ft. Spa

3 ft. depth

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