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Updated 1/21/14

Boilermaker Aquatic Center Facility Facts

Opened in 2001, the $17 million dollar Boilermaker Aquatic Center was a cooperative venture between the Division of Recreational Sports, Intercollegiate Athletics and the Division of Health & Kinesiology and was completely funded with gift funds from alumni and friends of Purdue University.

  • 80,521 square footage
  • Permanent seating for 625 spectators
  • 1.3 million gallons of water; Doris Holloway Competition Pool-8 lane 50 meters, with two Stark moveable bulkheads which can convert into twenty 25 yard lanes
  • Separate dive pool, 17 feet deep with two 1 meter and two 3 meter springboards; 1, 3, 5, 7.5, and 10 meter diving platforms
  • Also housed in the aquatic center is a 12 person Spa
  • The “P” on the bottom of the dive pool measures 15’ tall x 26’ wide
  • 430,000 bricks were used in the construction, if laid end-to-end would reach 56 miles
  • Pool Temps
    Competition Pool: 79 degrees
    Dive Pool: 86 degrees
    Spa: 104 degrees

Championship Events Hosted

  • 2010 & 2005 Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships
  • 2010 & 2003 Women’s Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships
  • 2009 & 2004 Men’s Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships
  • 2010 USA Swimming Speedo Sectional Championships
  • 2006 US Open LCM Championships
  • 2006 Indiana Swimming Long Course Senior State Championships

Recreation Pool Facility Facts

  • LED underwater lighting
  • 103,000 gallons of water
  • 5000 gallons of water in SPA
  • 2900 square ft. deck space
  • Capacity for 219 swimmers in the pool with additional 18 patrons in the spa
  • Vortex feature that has 875 gallon flow rate to provide water resistance workout challenges
  • Bubble bench feature that provides relaxation with pool temperature spa jets
  • Soothing waterfall
  • Three 25 yard lap lanes
  • Leisure areas that include water basketball and volleyball
  • Wall mounted TV’s for entertainment and facility announcements
  • Seasonal outdoor patio/sun deck
  • Pool Temps
    Pool: 87 degrees
    Spa: 104 degrees

If you'd like to learn about special event dates or information in general about the Aquatics Center contact David Fraseur: fraseur@purdue.edu or 765.496.1346.