Designed by Councilman/Hunsaker, the pool has ten-50 meter lanes and twenty-25 yard lanes. The pool has the ability to hold 1000 spectators in the stands and 400 athletes/coaches on the pool deck. There are two-1 meter and two-3 meter springboards for diving competitions. There is a meeting room for coaches/officials along with two large capacity male and female locker rooms with showers. The pool is designed to handle water polo (FINA Certified) and synchronized swimming events. Installed in the pool is a fiberglass moveable bulkhead to accommodate multiple racing and training configurations.
The pool is equipped with two-20mm LED video screens. It is designed to handle 40 touch pads with timing equipment provided by Colorado Timing. The pool has a regenerative media and water filtration, ultraviolet water treatment and an extra deep concrete spillover gutter system. In its shallow end the pool is 7 feet and 13 feet in the deep end. Ultimately the design creates a calmer pool and reduces the amount of turbulence swimmers must face. In addition, the bulkhead features a flow through design which minimizes waves rebounding on turns.
The natatorium opened in the fall of 2011 and has already hosted swim meets including USA club, YMCA Regional’s and other organizations. The CrossPlex has also hosted collegiate dual meets, conference championships and a NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving National Championship.
Looking to the future, the CrossPlex will add a second pool to allow more regional and national events. The expansion will also include more hospitality and meeting rooms within the natatorium.