Florida Begins $1.9 Million Upgrade to Swimming & Diving Locker Rooms

The University of Florida has begun construction on $1.9 million worth of upgrades to swimming & diving support spaces.

The project will renovate around 3,200 square feet of existing space, including the men’s and women’s locker areas and other support spaces. The coaches’ locker rooms will also receive upgraded finishes as part of the projects.

The renovations include a full replacement of mechanical systems for these parts of the complex, including systems designed to handle the extra moisture that comes with a swimming locker room.

Florida posted renderings of the upgraded locker room on Instagram this week.

In the Gators’ first season as a combined program under head coach Anthony Nesty, who previously just led the men’s team, Florida’s men finished 3rd at the NCAA Championships and the women finished 13th. The Florida men won their 10th-straight SEC title in dominant fashion, even while missing several key contributors under COVID-19 protocols.

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1 month ago

Do you still have to put a quarter in the slot to lock the door and release the locker key?

CollegeSwimmer
1 month ago

At this high of a level, athletes are able to be picky about things like outdated locker rooms and support areas. It might be silly, but I’ve seen great HS athletes choose a school purely because of the facilities. This renovation should help UF continue to secure top level talent and push higher and higher in the rankings at NCAAs. Great to see the program investing in the S&D team…

anonymous
1 month ago

Good for them! I know way too many D1 schools that don’t even have locker rooms, or their locker rooms are just open for all recreation building patrons.

please & thank you
1 month ago

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

Why on earth do coaches need locker rooms? Spouses/partners won’t let them have a closet at home?

Glorida Fator
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

Lemme just remind you one of their coaches is named Katie Ledecky

stephen l wilson
1 month ago

Goooo Gators!

DCSwim
1 month ago

Dang, and I thought I had it good when I was one of the swimmers who had a full-sized locker 😭

Virtus
1 month ago

Dude they’re not even that bad what a waste 😭

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