• Pool Type Indoor 50-Meter, Outdoor Leisure
  • Project Type Competition Venues, Universities, World Class
  • Project Service Design Services, Facility Audit
  • StatusCompleted 1996
  • ArchitectMarmon Mok Architects


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Texas A&M University – Rec Sports Aquatics – College Station

College Station, TX

Counsilman-Hunsaker, in association with Marmon Mok Architects, was commissioned to design a world-class natatorium for Texas A & M University. Recognized for their excellent collegiate athletics program, the university’s goal was to design a state-of-the-art aquatics facility for their athletes. The natatorium is comprised of four bodies of water:

Competition Pool

50-meter by 25-yard competition pool

  • Two movable bulkheads and four springboards
  • Underwater viewing window

Dive Pool

  • 25-meters-long by 58 ft. wide
  • Two 1-meter and two 3-meter springboards
  • Diving tower with 1, 3, 5, 7&#189, and 10-meter diving
  • One underwater viewing window
  • Sparger bubbler system
  • Bubble and spray surface agitation systems
  • Hydraulic self-operated ADA-accessible chairlift
  • Adjacent 8 person in-ground whirlpool spa

Instructional Pool

  • 60 ft. long by 42 ft. wide (five lanes)
  • ADA-accessible zero-depth entry
  • Adjacent 10 person in-ground whirlpool spa

Outdoor Pool

  • 75 ft. by 50 ft. lap area (six lanes)
  • ADA-accessible zero-depth entry in leisure area
  • Raindrop fountain feature
  • Current channel
  • Underwater seating area
  • Three stream bubble fountain
  • Adjacent 12 person in-ground whirlpool spa

In 2012, the university retained the services of Counsilman-Hunsaker and Brinkley Sargent Architects to perform an audit of the existing bodies of water with an evaluation of their respective mechanical systems, and to provide an opinion of probable cost for items identified.  The audit included the evaluation of the current condition of the pool including pool finishes, deck areas, gutter and filtration systems, pool water heating equipment, chemical feed and control systems, and piping and recirculation systems.  The audit also identified design or equipment deficiencies. The final report detailed the existing condition of the pools and its equipment including life expectancies.  Recommendations were made for short-term and long-term repairs or replacements which included cost estimates.