The Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center at the University
of Texas in Austin provides a platform for athletes to hone their
skills and prepare for competition at all levels.
The facility’s 9-foot-deep, 50-meter-by-25-yard pool
offers a wealth of opportunities for competitive swimmers and
divers. Pneumatically operated bulkheads divide the pool for
short-course competition and multiple unique configurations. An
18-foot-deep diving well features six 3-meter springboards, four
1-meter springboards and a platform tower with 1-, 3-, 5-, 7.5- and
10-meter diving platforms.
Operators say a state-of-the-art timing system featuring three
full-sized video boards is unparalleled nationally.
The facility opened in 1977, and recent renovations have brightened
the space and increased energy efficiency. New air-handling systems
were custom-built using digital Building Information Modeling (BIM)
technology and designed to provide the best, most energy-efficient
air quality of any natatorium in the nation.
To honor winning athletes and inspire young competitors, a
Diving Hall of Fame display graces the facility. Hall of Famers
include Olympian Adolph Kiefer, Ralph Flannigan, and Tex Robertson,
inventor of the flip turn.