Project Type:
Competition, Education and Training
Richmond, Virginia

In the fall of 2012, the Collegiate School Aquatics Center (CSAC) opened the doors of a 54,000-square-foot indoor aquatic facility in Richmond, Virginia, which is the permanent home to the 2008 Olympic Swimming Trials Competition Pool. The facility and the swimming pool were a joint effort between multiple organizations, including Poseidon Swimming, Trinity Episcopal School, The Richmond Kickers and Sports Backers, all of whom make up the Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership (GRAP). Today, the facility is called SwimRVA (for Swim Richmond, Virginia).

WTI, alongside the architect and Myrtha Pools, provided a review of the installed swimming pool components and provided engineering recirculation system documents for the reconstruction of the 50-meter Myrtha pool, formerly used for the 2008 Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

The 8-lane competition pool was reassembled and waterproofed with a PVC membrane floor. It also has a movable bulkhead. During the Olympic Trials in Omaha, 21 American records and nine world records were set in the pool. In addition, the facility includes a six-lane, 25-yard teaching pool and a 3,500-square-foot therapy pool, as well as instructional teaching rooms. It's also the only 50-meter pool in central Virginia.

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