Lewis C. Nelson and Sons Construction
Women’s Swimming and Diving were introduced at Fresno State in response to the need to expand women’s athletic programs. For student athletes to participate at the highest level of competition, a new facility was needed to replace the obsolete indoor pool that no longer met NCAA requirements.
The Aquatics Complex features a multi-use, 50-meter “stretch” competition pool with a movable bulkhead, which allows three different sports to occur simultaneously: swimming, diving, and water polo. Other features include a separate kinesiology pool for teaching, a warm pool for divers, and ample spectator seating.
A building that houses ofﬁces, locker rooms, storage, a meet management room and an equipment room borders the pool to the north. It can be seen from the campus and from the community, presenting an iconic image identiﬁed by a bold cantilevered “butterﬂy” roof. Materials, colors, and textures were borrowed from the adjacent Softball Stadium to create a cohesive environment. This pool area continues to be one of the most iconic, celebrated parts of the university.