Owned by the town of Huntersville, the Huntersville Family Fitness
& Aquatics facility has an obligation to provide aquatic and
fitness opportunities to as many segments of the community as
Today, operators are on a mission to do so more efficiently and
In addition to a full range of dry fitness amenities, the facility
includes a 50-meter indoor Olympic-size pool (with a
state-of-the-art dive tower) open to members, swim teams,
competitive divers, and those training for triathlons.
There’s also a 25-yard warm pool, which accommodates water
exercise programs and aquatic physical therapy; and an outdoor,
zero-depth entry family leisure pool.
Open during the summer season, it features several aquatic play
elements, which is important in a community with a large number of
Attention to community needs makes this facility stand out. For
example, when it became clear that a large number of seniors
visited the center every day at the same time, staff members set
aside a multipurpose room for the group to socialize, and furnished
it with board games, coffee and refreshments. Staff members also
make a special effort to reach out to groups that may often be
overlooked, including college students and pre-teens.
Recently operators embarked on a plan to increase profitability. To
cover the cost of wear and tear on the building during large
events, management established event parking fees for non-members.
Other efforts to improve efficiency include green initiatives. A
new computer-controlled HVAC master handler helps program for
occupied/unoccupied areas, and staff has committed to continue
monitoring and improving loss of energy efficiency.