The Georgia Southern swimming & diving program officially moved to its new home, the pristineAquaticCenter at theRecreationActivityCenter, in January, 2007. The Eagles will christen their new facility when they host Southeastern Conference opponent Vanderbilt, Saturday, October 20, 2007. GSU’s Campus Recreation and Intramural Department took on the $31,860,000 expansion project in May 2005 to add 120,000 additional square feet, 6,150 of which are dedicated to the indoor pool.
The indoor facility features the 10 lane competition pool, a 30-person whirlpool, offices for the coaches and AquaticsCenterstaff, a separate locker room for the swimming & diving team and a wet conference room available for team meetings. Temporary seating will be brought in to fill the natatorium at home meets, while the surrounding glad walls will allow additional spectators to observe from the exterior. The outdoor facility boasts an additional whirlpool and a leisure pool.
Daktronics provided the swimming & diving program with a newly purchased, state-of-the-art scoreboard. Posted on the west wall just above the coaches’ offices, the eight-lane scoreboard will provide spectators with event and heat information along with live timing. Also featured on the board will be the current record time for the particular event in session, final placement for each event/heat and the running score for each team.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Thursday, 04 October 2007 00:17