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Sheridan County YMCA – Community Aquatic Center

Sheridan, WY

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In 2015, Counsilman-Hunsaker conducted an aquatic facility audit on the two existing swimming pools at the Sheridan County YMCA, constructed in 1965 and 1985. The audit identified items that were substandard in the pools, highlighted items that didn't meet industry swimming pool design standards, and inspected pool equipment that wasn't operating as designed. Although the pools appeared to be in great working order, pool technology had surpassed the mechanical systems. Parts proved challenging to come by, and repairs were occurring at a far greater frequency and scale.

 

Pool Type

Indoor 25 Yard

Indoor Leisure

Project Type

YMCA

Project Service

Facility Audit

Design Services

Feasibility Study

Status

Completed 2020

Architect

Malone Belton Abel

Project Amenities

The YMCA decided it was best for the community to build a new aquatic center which would allow multiple users and programs in the pool at the same time. The design intentionally offers sub-spaces for different programs to take place at the same time.

Along with the 35,000 sq. ft. aquatic center addition to the existing YMCA structure, there is also a 5,600 sq. ft. remodel/renovation portion of the existing building. The new aquatic center addition contains new indoor pools, locker rooms, offices, and support spaces. Aquatic amenities include:

Sustainability was of great importance to the YMCA, due of the amount of energy that can be used in heating, cooling and maintaining an aquatic center.  Natural light with the need for good insulation was designed by placing the addition on the south side of the existing YMCA facility, providing proper shading on the south and west windows and carefully selecting proper glass types on each of these exposures. High-efficiency natural-gas powered heating systems were installed, as well as, long lasting insulation in the roof.

3,220 sq. ft. Lap Pool

Six 25-yard lap lanes

Dropslide

1-meter diving board

Climbing wall

Water basketball

Stair entry

4,300 sq. ft. Recreation Pool

Three 46 ft. lap lanes

Water walk

Water basketball

Waterslide

Vortex

Underwater benches

Tot slide

Three stair entries

Beach entry

Spray feature

Water table

240 sq. ft. Spa

Stair entry

Hydrotherapy bench seating

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