• Pool Type Outdoor 50-Meter
  • Project Type Competition Venues, Universities, World Class
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 1995
  • ArchitectHastings & Chivetta Architects

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1996 Olympic Aquatic Center

Atlanta, GA

Completed in 1995 to host the 1996 Summer Olympic swimming and diving competitions, the world-class outdoor freestanding venue, designed by Counsilman-Hunsaker, featured a 50-meter by 25-meter pool with two bulkheads, movable floor, and a separate diving well complete with 1, 3, 5, 7&#189, and 10-meter diving tower and springboard diving.

The pool was carefully constructed with special design considerations to ensure the proper amount of water flow through bulkheads and the perimeter overflow gutter system. The variable speed recirculation system permitted the operator to maximize surface conditions to provide the fastest possible pool. The placement of floor inlets and the inclusion of anti-wave action floating lane dividers were designed to minimize wave action.

Upon completion of the Olympic Games, the facility was also utilized for the Paralympics swimming events.

World Records

Men’s 4×100 M Freestyle Relay (LCM)
United States (USA) August 12, 1995

Men’s 100 M Breaststroke (LCM)
Fred Deburghgraeve (BEL) July 20, 1996

Women’s 100 M Breaststroke (LCM)
Penelope Heyns (RSA) July 21, 1996

Men’s 4×100 M Medley Relay (LCM)
United States (USA) July 26, 1996