Tour the New Alabama Swimming & Diving Facility (VIDEO)

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 11

September 17th, 2019 College, SEC, Video

The 2019-2020 season is not just a year of new coaches for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The team has also unveiled its new-look aquatic center that underwent a $21 million “renewal and renovation” over the last year.

For the project, the indoor 25 yard pool was converted to an outdoor 25 yard by 25 meter pool that’s deep enough for springboard diving, new diving platforms in the indoor pool, an athletic training room as well as expanded deck space, sectional glass roll-up doors along the west side of the building, new pool deck surface, ceiling, lighting and spectator seating.

The renovation also included a new team suite that houses locker rooms for both teams as well as a nutrition station, team meeting room, a team lounge and coaches’ offices and conference room.

The video below offers a look at the new outdoor pool and the team’s new locker room facility.

The Crimson Tide kicked off their season last week with a dual meet win over Division II Delta State. Their next meet is an October 4th dual against Georgia in Birmingham; Alabama isn’t actually scheduled to host a meet for the entire 2019-2020 season.

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Randy darsh

Meh… No sleep pods.

wildcat dad

Surprised they didn’t add a wave machine to the outdoor pool. With a couple of gallons of food coloring they can then really ROLL TIDE. Someone call Saban and get this done.


Sleep pods are in the sports science facility— don’t worry, Bama has you covered

One day

When you can’t pay the athletes, all that Bama money has to go somewhere. Glad to see the swim program reaping some benefits.


Pretty cool. Let’s just hope Shane Tusup and/or Sun Yang do not visit the facility. They would destroy it

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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