Curtis Aquatic Center

University Place School District

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23,050 SF

project overview

BLRB was engaged in the planning, design and construction administration for a comprehensive renovation of this free standing aquatic facility.  
The Aquatic Center includes an expanded 8-lane multi-use pool, enlarged diving well, classroom space, modernized locker rooms, spectator mezzanine and multi-use lobby. The pool will serve both the University Place School District and the local community for instruction, competition and recreation.

Competition-level quality was a key priority of the district with the goal of attracting regional and international events. The Aquatic Center is one of only eight pools in the state of Washington to receive competitive certification from USA Swimming. Additionally, it is one of only two high school pools in the state to receive this designation. The certification, confirming strict dimensional requirements, means that American, World or U.S. Open records set in this pool would be recognized. In addition, it provides competitors, officials, coaches and swimming enthusiasts with an assurance of accurate times and consistent training.