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Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
  • Pool Type Outdoor 50-Meter
  • Project Type Universities
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2008
  • ArchitectEMO/Architects

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Florida State University retained the team of Counsilman-Hunsaker and EMO/Architects to design the new Morcom Aquatic Center. The 100,000 sq. ft. athletic complex consists of separate swimming and diving tanks utilized by academics, athletics, and recreational swimmers.

Both pools feature the Myrtha Pool System and the main swimming pool was used at the FINA 2005 World Championships in Montreal, Canada. An amazing nine world records were broken in the pool!

The aquatic amenities consists of:

  • 50-meter by 25-yard competition pool with water depths of 8 ft. to 9 ft.
  • Two 4 ft. wide bulkheads
  • Eight 9 ft. wide long-course lanes, 16 nine ft. wide short-course lanes, and 20 seven ft. wide cross-pool lanes
  • 115 sq. ft. whirlpool spa with hydrotherapy jets
  • 75 ft. by 60 ft. diving pool with water depths of
  • 14 ft. to 17ft.
  • Diving tower platforms with 1, 3, 5, 7½, and 10-meter are wide enough to accommodate synchronized diving and include custom fabricated flared handrails to increase diver performance and safety

This new aquatic facility is a welcome addition to Florida State University and fulfills multiple aquatic programming needs for the Athletic Department.

Publications:

2010 – ‘Dream Designs’ Aquatics International magazine