Aquatics in the Human Performance Center
Dixie State’s new human Performance Center provides space for academic programs in Health and Human Performance such as exercise science, sports management and health administration and serves as the University’s home for campus recreation, intramural, and certain athletics.
A major feature is the 50-meter swimming pool – home to the DSU Women’s Swim Team and the only pool in Southern Utah that conforms to NCAA Division II standards. The pool features moveable bulk heads, two three-meter springboards, two one-meter springboards, and a twenty person spa. The pool is open to the public during non-academic hours and available for local and regional events.
Through a savvy design approach and clever aesthetics, the Human Performance Center’s gymnasium appears to “float” above the pool.
Architectural metal elements bearing the university’s signature red rock hue continue throughout the building. Brooks the Bison, DSU’s mascot named after its first student, Samuel Brooks, is positioned proudly atop the partial wall framing the pool. Floor-to-ceiling glass allows for an abundance of natural light and compelling views for both athletes and spectators.