In May 2010, JJCA Architects and Ensworth School retained Counsilman-Hunsaker to prepare an Aquatic Business Plan to review revenue and expense estimations for a potential aquatic facility capable of training, fitness, swim meets, and wellness programming. The purpose of the plan was to provide the viability for the design and construction of a competition pool at Ensworth High School.
As a result of the study, in March 2011, the school district decided to move forward with the design of a new natatorium on the high school campus for training, fitness, wellness and competitive use. Counsilman-Hunsaker worked through a creative process to develop a unique elevated 50-meter competition pool due to the pool being located in a flood plain. Emphasis was placed on having a functional facility that could accommodate several simultaneous activities.
The natatorium features two separate bodies of water:
12,400 sq. ft. Competition Pool
- Ten lane 50-meter by 25-yards lanes
- Four 1-meter diving boards
- Two fiberglass moveable bulkheads to accommodate multiple racing and training configurations
- Spectator seating to accommodate up to 275 patrons
860 sq. ft. Teaching Pool
- Full-length staircase
- Color-changing LED lights
2013 – ‘Architectural Showcase’ Athletic Business magazine