Aquatic Center in Student Recreation Complex
Integrating four buildings from different eras into one Student Recreation Complex on the Missouri flagship campus resulted in a 290,000-SF award-winning facility that blends new construction with renovation to create a home for campus recreation as well as world-class aquatic offerings.
Home to the Tigers swimming and diving teams as well as a number of campus and community swim clubs, Missouri’s state-of-the-art aquatic center is one of the largest and most comprehensive competitive swimming and diving venues in the nation. Attracting top-quality meets and championships, the facility features a range of components:
- Olympic-Sized 50-Meter by 25-Yard Competition Pool
- Separate Diving Well
- Diving Tower With 1, 3, 5, 7½ and 10-Meter Diving
- 1,500 Seat Spectator Gallery
- Two Bulkheads
- Moveable Floor
- Warm-Water Spa
- Specialized Timing/Display System
Missouri’s pool is the classic deep water swimming pool with 9’ deep water, wide lanes, and a custom deep water gutter system. The use of a movable bottom has provided greater flexibility for classes, intramurals, and recreation users but has also benefited varsity athletics during training exercises.
The Tiger Grotto, a custom-designed indoor leisure pool, is flanked by life-like palms, rockscapes, a large screen television and a waterfall that cascades into the whirlpool. The sauna and steam safari shacks have corrugated metal roofs and the hot tub can hold more than twenty people. The Mizzou Beach Club is open-air swimming featuring a bubble pool, beach entry and a raised hearth fireplace.