CISD Natatorium is owned and operated by Conroe Independent School District. The 16,007-square-foot, 65-meter aquatic arena was designed to be a central facility that can accommodate local or major competitive events. It also satisfies CISD’s five high school aquatics programs and provides aquatics space for the general community through inter-local agreements with the local parks and recreation department.

With its dual movable bulkheads, the large pool can accommodate swimming, diving and water polo competitions along with other aquatic programming. There’s also a state-of-the-art training/fitness center.

To optimally serve a population of 5,500 competitive aquatic athletes, the facility is equipped with several sports arena-type features, including a pro shop and concessions area. The 191/2 feet of deck space surrounding the pool provides 12,000 square feet for portable deck bleachers suitable for 900 participants. There’s permanent seating for 1,100.

Additionally, the natatorium is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet service capabilities. Other state-of-the-art features include automated controllers, high-rate sand filters, high-quality timing and sound systems, and movable bulkheads.

When it comes to staffing, a strong focus is on continuing
education and professional certifications. Employees are supported by an active volunteer corps. Volunteers provide key services during school-sponsored or school-related activities.

Finally, to ensure the facility’s success, CISD developed a targeted marketing plan. Much of the communication occurs via the Internet, but printed material reaches 4,800 patrons annually.


JUDGE’S COMMENT

“The school district has created a wonderful facility and developed a packed program to keep it going.”

AMENITIES

One 65-meter indoor pool with dual movable bulkheads, a spa/hot tub with capacity for 12, and four 1-meter and two 3-meter diving boards.

PROGRAMMING

Competitive swimming, learn-to-dive, water fitness, Masters swimming, U.S. Water Polo, scuba/snorkeling, lifesaving.