February 2019 celebrated the grand opening of the Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus Health and Wellness Center. The $21 million, 40,000-sq. ft. building features an eight-lane, 25-yard pool built for sanctioned competitive swimming and diving and includes bleachers, a sound system and an interactive scoreboard.
4,500 sq. ft. Competition Pool
- Eight 25-yard lap lanes
- 1-meter and 3-meter diving
- Stair entry with railing
Additionally, members of the 106th Rescue Wing, stationed at the Francis S. Gabreski Airport Air National Guard Base in Westhampton, will also use the new pool for education and training.
The new facility also features an 11,500 sq. ft. gymnasium with an indoor track, six goals and striping for basketball, volleyball and badminton. A 2,200-sq. ft. weight room is equipped with treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, nautilus equipment, and free weights. In addition, the facility contains a climbing wall with eight stations, locker rooms, shower rooms, faculty offices, classrooms, and student lounge. The project includes the construction of illuminated athletic fields for soccer, baseball, softball and lacrosse.