• University of Texas at Austin – Longhorn Aquatics

University of Texas at Austin – Longhorn Aquatics

Austin, TX


In 1994, retained as lead aquatics designer for a design/bid/build outdoor 50-meter pool. Construction documents were completed, but the pool was never built.

In 2001, retained to examine the pool deck around both the 50-meter pool and the diving pool, and to examine the corrosion on the stainless steel components in the natatorium.

In 2006, retained by the university to make recommendations for separating the current pools’ mechanical systems into separate systems for two bodies of water located in the 50-meter pool and diving well. The renovation entailed: mechanically splitting the combined dive pool and 50-meter competition pool into two separate bodies of water; replacing the existing DE filtration system with a high rate sand system; replacing the pumps and heating systems; and providing UV systems for both pools. The work was completed in September 2009.

In 2009, retained to conduct an analysis on the 50-meter pool and dive well at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center to bring the pool grates up to current code standards with the new Virginia Graeme Baker Act.

In 2009, retained to design an outdoor training pool. The cutting-edge 9,100 sq. ft. training pool includes five 50-meter training lanes and five 25-yard training lanes and a bulkhead. Completed 100% construction documents for the pool, but due to lack of funding, the project is currently on hold.

In 2017, Counsilman-Hunsaker was also retained to investigate and engineer a solution on a major leak in the 50-meter pool. The repair included all new return piping as well as structural repairs to the pool shell.  In response to the failures affecting the original piping of the competition pool, Counsilman-Hunsaker was retained in 2018 to design a replacement of the return piping for the dive pool as a preventative measure.

Best of Aquatics Award

Aquatics International


Pool Type

Outdoor 50 Meter

Competitive Venue

Project Type

University Athletics

Project Service

Facility Audit

Design Services

Design Build


Completed 2017

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