Indiana University NatatoriumIndianapolis, Indiana
Completed in 1982, the Indiana University Natatorium still sets the standard for competitive aquatic facilities in the United States. The 220,000-square-foot complex encompasses three pools, including a 50-meter competition pool, a 50-meter instructional pool and a diving well. With depth ranging from 9 to 10 feet, the competitive pool ranks as one of the fastest in the world. The design of the space and the close proximity of the spectators to the competition creates a venue for an athlete’s best performance. Up to 4,500 spectators can be accommodated by a combination of chair and bench seating.
This facility served as host for the 1982 Sports Festival, the 1987 Pan American Games and 11 Olympic Team Trials in swimming and diving.