On the recreation-pool side, users find a wellness, leisure and whirlpool set at different temperatures to fit scheduled activities. A small teaching pool has 2-feet-deep water to facilitate lessons for beginners.

A play structure draws smaller users, while the surf-simulation machine (seen in the background) provides an experience that’s unique in the area and attracts plenty of spectators. The skylight allows as much natural illumination as possible.

The recreation pool also contains a lazy river, water slide, therapy whirlpool and diving well. Floor-to-ceiling windows maximize daylight and the view of the outside environment.

The city and local school district partnered in building the center. A competitive pool accommodates training and events for the two high schools and seats more than 400 spectators. A glass wall separates it from the leisure pool so the areas can operate independently of each other while remaining visually connected.

A spray feature draws children outside. The strong horizontal roof helps provide shade and mitigates glare for comfort and energy efficiency.

The building’s simple form is enhanced with masonry, metal and extensive glass panels.

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