Sun Prairie West High School

Project Type:
Competition, Education and Training
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

After eight years of planning, dreaming, and preparing, the Sun Prairie Area School District opened the brand-new Sun Prairie West High School just before the start of the 2022-2023 school year. Community members voted to pass the $164 Million referendum in 2019 that supported the development of the new community asset, along with a variety of other community enhancements for the district. Water Technology, Inc. (WTI) worked alongside a local architect to provide aquatic planning, design, and engineering for the school’s natatorium.

The new natatorium features an 8-lane, 25-yard competition pool that will be used for competitive swimming, high school and middle school swim and gym classes, learn-to-swim programs, club swimming, and open swim. Water depths range from 48” to 12’-6’ at the deep end to support one-meter diving.

The district has experienced a significant spike in enrollments -- Sun Prairie West High School is now one of two high schools in the area. It welcomed 1,300 students in Fall of 2022 who will have access to the school’s new and diverse amenities.

At the forefront of design was an accessible, sustainable, and safe natatorium that would serve the district and its users for years to come. The facility was named a 2022 Climate Champion and contributes to Dane County’s Climate Action Plan to reduce gas emissions 50% by 2030.

Project Highlights
  • Amenities 8-Lane, 25-Yard Competition Pool, (2) 1-Meter Springboards, Starting Platforms
  • Spectator Seating
  • 2023 Athletic Business Aquatic Design Portfolio
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