Several design features are sure to make the CV Starr Community Center/Spath Aquatic Center a state-of-the art facility for years to come.
For example, a key element is the aquatics center's layout, which
allows the staff to easily supervise the aquatic and dry activity
areas at the same time.
The lobby/reception area has sight lines into the main entry, the
locker room entries, and the multipurpose, aerobics and fitness
That’s good because something is always happening. Activities
such as Moms, Pops and Tots Swim Lessons, exercise classes for the
elderly, adapted aquatics programs for those with special needs,
and holiday events like the Winter Wonderland, encourage community
The center also collaborates with businesses and agencies to offer
water safety programs and classes.
CV Starr celebrated its first anniversary in August 2010. During
the initial year of operation, the staff has worked hard to ensure
that the facility and programs are meeting public demand.
A suggestion box reviewed regularly allows patrons to provide input
on the changes or additions they’d like to see. Suggestions
from visitors led to a Parent/Tot Swimming Time and Arthritis Water
The facility was planned to be eco-friendly and
The aquatic space uses natural lighting; energy-efficient pool
heaters and light fixtures; space conditioning equipment, including
a heat recovery system and direct digital controls; thermal pool
covers; and low-water-use plumbing fixtures.
A photovoltaic system lets CV Starr produce a portion of its own
“I’m very impressed with the
state-of-the-art green technology used in the construction of this
facility. The facility is able to generate a portion of its own
renewable energy. Kudos!”
- Zero-depth entry leisure pool with
three lanes for lap swimming, a shallow section with a play
structure that includes interactive waterfeatures, a 150-foot-long
water slide and a 175-foot lazy river
- 25-yard, USA Swimming-certified, 8-lane competition pool
with in-deck starting and timing system, and a 1-meter diving
board. This pool also can be used for scuba diving, kayaking and
- Aquatic play structure with tumble bucket and