COMPETITION SWIMMING POOL
Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy
The new, mixed-use natatorium responds to the needs of athletic and physical education programs in the high school and its surrounding community. The six-lane pool includes a viewing gallery, two diving boards, and handicap access ramp. The pool and gymnasium-auditorium have their own dedicated entrance, allowing the remainder of the school to be secured during after-hours events.
The design and color of the natatorium tiles are pleasantly reminiscent of clouds moving across the sky. The ceiling is painted a light blue to reinforce the feeling of swimming outside.
Sustainable features of the pool include an innovative back-flush system to reduce water waste from pool use. Solar thermal heating elements on the roof warm the pool water.