Recreation Activity Center (RAC)
The Georgia Southern swimming & diving program officially moved to its new home, the pristine Aquatics Center at the Recreation Activity Center, in January, 2007. The Eagles christened the facility on Saturday, October 20, 2007 when they defeated Southeastern Conference opponent Vanderbilt 120-89. The Eagles improved to 10-1 all-time at the RAC during the 2008-09 season. 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 to the recreational facility, 6,150 of which are dedicated to the indoor pool.
The indoor facility features the 11-lane competition pool, a 30-person whirlpool, offices for the coaches and Aquatics Center staff, a separate locker room for the swimming & diving team and a wet conference room available for team meetings. Temporary seating is brought in to fill the natatorium at home meets, while the surrounding glass walls 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 provides spectators with event and heat information along with live timing. Also featured on the board are the current record times for the particular event in session, final placement for each event/heat and the running score for each team.
- Category: Swimming & Diving
- Published on Saturday, 30 June 2012 20:56