Site of the 1980 NCAA Swim Championships and USS National Swimming Championships.
The Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center is nationally recognized for its aquatics programs, offering the only 50-meter swimming pool in the state of Wisconsin (at the time of construction). The facility was built in 1980 and includes a 50- by 20-meter pool with a movable floor and two bulkheads. Diving includes two 1-meter boards and two 3-meter boards on Durafirm stands, and platforms of 3-,5-,7 1/2-, and 10-meters.
In 1981, Mary Meagher set the women's world record in the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly in the U.S. Long-Course Swimming Championships at this facility. The 200-meter record stood for 20 years.