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    Carolina Natatorium

INSIDE CAROLINA NATATORIUM

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

NEXT HOME MEET:

TICKETS
Tickets are not required to attend
meets at Carolina Natatorium and admission is free.

PARKING
Parking is available in the lot
adjacent to the Blatt P.E. Center/Carolina Natatorium.

ADDRESS
1400 Wheat St.
Columbia, SC 29201

CAROLINA NATATORIUM FACTS

50x25 yd
Pool Size
25x35
Diving Well (depth slopes of 12-14 feet)
800
Permanent Seats

 

MOVEABLE BULKHEAD
Moveable bulkhead installed in 2009 allowing the length of the pool to be set at 25 yards, 25 meters or 50 meters, allowing the Gamecocks to train for various meets.
MOVEABLE DOORS
Featuring 12 solid electronic moveable doors throughout the natatorium, the doors allow Gamecock swimmers the opportunity to practice under simulated natural conditions. The doors also open to a beautiful sun deck that allows athletes to take full advantage of the warm South Carolina sunshine.
RENOVATIONS
Carolina Natatorium underwent another extensive renovation during the summer of 2010 when a new pool deck and an upgraded lighting system were installed.
DIVING AREA
Featuring two one-meter and three-meter boards and a five-meter diving platform, the natatorium's diving area presents student-athletes with a first-rate training and meet facility.
TIMING SYSTEM
The facility also features a state-of-the-art Colorado Timing system. It has a 10-lane readout for spectators and swimmers. The seating area features 800 permanent seats with movable seating to accommodate up to 400 more spectators.
HISTORY
Site of the 1995 SEC Championship, Carolina Natatorium served as a training site for the 1996 Russian Olympic Team in June 1996. The Natatorium was also the site of the men's USA-Russia Dual Meet, nationally televised in April 1995.
CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Natatorium also hosts the South Carolina State High School Swimming Championships and the Columbia City Championships every year.