Facility Facts

Competition Pool Facts

Opened in 2001, the $17 million dollar Boilermaker Aquatic Center was a cooperative venture between Recreation & Wellness, 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
  • Doris Holloway Competition Pool-8 lane 50 meters, with two Stark moveable bulkheads
  • 1.3 million gallons of water
  • Dive pool, 17 feet deep with two 1 meter and two 3 meter springboards; 1-10 meter diving platforms
  • The “P” on the bottom of the dive pool measures 15’ tall x 26’ wide
  • 12 person Spa

Championship Events Hosted

  • 2016, 2009, 2004-Men’s Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships
  • 2016, 2013, 2010, 2005-NCAA Zone Diving Championships
  • 2015-USA Swimming Futures Championships
  • 2014-Indiana YMCA Short Course Championships
  • 2013-Indiana Swimming Long Course Senior State Championships
  • 2010-USA Swimming Speedo Sectional Championships
  • 2010, 2003-Women’s Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships
  • 2010, 2005-Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships
  • 2006-Indiana Swimming Long Course Senior State Championships
  • 2006-US Open LCM Championships

Recreation Pool Facts

  • 2900 square ft. deck space
  • Capacity for 219 swimmers 
  • 103,000 gallons of water
  • Vortex feature with 875 gallon flow rate to provide resistance workout challenges
  • Bubble bench feature with spa jets
  • Soothing waterfall
  • Three 25 yard lap lanes
  • Leisure area includes water basketball and volleyball
  • 26 Person Spa
  • Wall mounted TV’s 
  • Seasonal outdoor patio/sun deck

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.

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