The Capitol Federal Natatorium features a 50-meter pool with moveable bulkhead. The bulkhead can be put in place to create essentially two pools.
Hours of operation:
Open Monday thru Friday
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Kirk Meier, Pool Coordinator
The pool is 25 yards wide. The deep end is 13 feet, the opposite end is five feet deep to meet new starting block standards, and the center is three feet deep to provide opportunities for recreation uses.
There is ramp access to the pool on the south side for those with disabilities. The pool holds 694,120 gallons of water that is filtered, treated and heated with a large pump and treatment system located behind the grandstands. The bleachers will accommodate 1,000 spectators. The natatorium is 37,480 square feet and includes men’s and women’s locker rooms, public restrooms, offices, concession stand, lobby and multi-purpose room.
In 2010, some major additions were made to the natatorium. A four-lane "warm-up and cool-down pool" was built onto the east end of the natatorium. On the south end of the facility, a "crash area" was built for swimming participants, that will eventually also have fitness equipment. Two new restrooms/changing rooms were added between the crash area and the four-lane pool. A separate competitive scoring/timing room was added along with a new scoreboard system that allows dual scoring if two competitive pools are set up. To improve the water quality, a new ultraviolent filtration system was installed which reduces the use of chlorine and improves air quality in the facility as well. These improvements, totalling approximately $3.2 million dollars were made possible by a donation from the Capitol Federal Foundation.
GLPM Architects, Lawrence, Kansas. GLPM has designed numerous sports venues including Olympic, NCAA Division I and professional football.