Size: 12,650-sf 50-meter completion pool Completion: 2009 Highlights: 8 lanes and 4 diving boards, 4-ft wide moveable bulkhead, 20 cross course lanes available
On November 2, 2009, the Rice University swim team made a dramatic move to the future with the completion of the Rice Aquatics Center Natatorium at the equally-new Barbara and David Gibbs Recreation & Wellness Center. The picturesque long-course facility (with movable bulkhead) is both fantastic and fast. A wealth of wide, deep, lanes quickly caught the attention of USA Swimming as a possible site to host future regional camps for the U.S. junior nationals. Finally, a great swim program at Rice now has the Natatorium to match!