18 months after announcing a new $130 million student recreation and aquatic center, San Jose State has broken ground on the pool.
Woohoooo!!!! Ground is broken for our new pool!!! @swimswamnews #spartanup #spartanstrong #LetsGo pic.twitter.com/o1NKDU5zt0
— SJSU Swimming&Diving (@SJSUSwim) May 25, 2018
The entire facility will measure 128,000 square feet and will include a new outdoor 50-meter pool with diving platforms, plus a separate, large recreational pool. The facility will serve both the women’s swimming & diving team, the men’s and women’s water polo teams, and the general use of the student body of 32,000+ students.
The facility is expected to open in the spring of 2019.
The team currently practices in an off-campus aquatic center that is a 20-minute drive from campus. The women’s swimming team last had a home meet in 2016.
The facility was covered by a mandatory student fee that was presented and approved in 2006 to fund three projects: the Student Union renovation and expansion, the Student Wellness Center that was completed and 2015, and the new rec center.
The San Jose State women’s swimming & diving team finished 10th out of 10 teams at last year’s Mountain West Championships. The women’s water polo team finished their season with a 13-15 record last season, while the men’s team went 9-19.
See a video about the new recreation and aquatic center below.