Greensboro Aquatic Center Adds Fourth Pool To Complex

The Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina announced in July the construction of a fourth pool to add to their complex.

The $8.2 million bid from Shelco Construction will be connected to the existing GAC and will provide an additional 19 short course lanes and 8 long course lanes. The addition will enhance the facility’s offerings, including increased lane space for various teams and recreational members.

The Greensboro Aquatic Center first opened in August 2011. The 78,323-square-foot indoor facility features 3 (soon-to-be 4) main pools to accommodate the needs of all major aquatic sports- swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo, and others.

Construction was scheduled to begin on August 7th and is projected to be completed by June 2019.

USA Swimming selected Greensboro to host 2 USA Swimming National meets this winter, totaling 4 major national meets for the 2018-2019 season:

The 2018 Winter National Championships will be in long course meters and serve as an opportunity for swimmers to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials.

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Polo

Now if they would only build accommodations for all of those teams coming to the complex

Johnny Twobad

GAC still needs to figure out how to use media like email, Facebook, their website, and paper to inform their users when lanes will be available for free swim. Not just “two lanes will be available in the diving well” at all times. Show up to swim only to discover that 80% of the lanes are in use for team practices. Not even a White Board!
And believe it or not, they didn’t even inform the swimmers of their Ground Breaking ceremony and originally published the wrong pool plans on their website.

PsychoDad

So sad that Austin and Round Rock ISDs have 0 indoor swimming pools. everybody is so against funding for an indoor pool. Indoor shooting ranges are proliferating, but again, you have to defend yourself against imigrants, so that is understanding.

John

Don’t drink and post…

dmswim

This is a game changer because they will have long course warm up opportunities while running a long course meet. I hope masters nationals is held here again soon. Despite having 4 25 yard pools at 2016 Nationals (2 competition, 2 warm up), it still got quite crowded so another 19 SCY lanes would be great!

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Nick Pecoraro has had a huge passion for swimming since his first dive in the pool. He joined the sport after being diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at the age of 11. Swimming became his second chance at sports and became the love of his life. As a kinesiology major, he …

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