The IU Natatorium has been renovated to better serve the local, regional and national communities. One of the city’s signature sports venues, the IU Natatorium is a 220,000-square-foot facility with an eight-lane, 50-meter competition pool; a six-lane, 50-meter teaching and training pool; and a world-class diving well. The venue holds 4,700 spectators with another 1,500 people on the deck, making the IU Natatorium the largest permanent swimming competition facility in the country. After 34 years of productive use, the facility needed major improvements to help ensure its esteemed presence continues well into the 21st century.
Already considered one of the fastest pools in the country, the Indiana University Natatorium will take on new life as a result of an extensive $20 million renovation project that has been completed in time to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Diving.
The IU Natatorium enjoys a rich tradition built on three decades of iconic championships and record-setting performances. Since it was built in 1982, the venue has hosted hundreds of state, regional, national and international events, including the 1987 Pan Am Games and 13 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in swimming, diving and synchronized swimming. More than 100 records have been set in the pool, including 18 world records.