In 2006, Sports Venue Foundation retained Counsilman-Hunsaker to study natatorium venue options and provide research that would assist the swim club in making an educated decision on how best to proceed with construction and operation of an indoor aquatic center.
From this initial study, Counsilman-Hunsaker, in association with Moser Pilon Nelson, was hired to design a state-of-the-art recreation center with an assortment of amenities the entire community can enjoy.
The project includes a 6,200 sq. ft. 25-yard by 25-meter competition swimming pool with a 500-seat spectator mezzanine. A second natatorium contains a 3,400 sq. ft. leisure pool with an indoor/outdoor waterslide and separate activity room. Completing the indoor facilities is a group of locker rooms, fitness center, childcare center, administrative areas, lobby, and space for pool mechanicals.
In 2008, the representatives of Upper Valley retained Counsilman-Hunsaker to assist in finding experienced professionals to manage the new aquatic center.