|UI Swim Center|
One of the advantages of starting a swimming and diving program at the University of Idaho was the school’s swimming facilities received instant upgrades.
Since the program was reinstated in 2004, the university has spent nearly $2.2 million renovating the University of Idaho Swim and Dive Center. The most recent in custom tiling inside the facility and translucent windows and lighting upgrades to provide a day-light feel.
The Center features two 25-yard pools. A four-lane shallow pool on the west end serves as an ideal warm-up pool and is used for community swimming lessons and university swimming courses.
An eight-lane all-deep water pool is directly to the side of the shallow one. The pool is all deep water and sits below the seating gallery.
The pool is the team’s primary practice and competition pool and accommodates both swimming and diving events at home meets.
In addition to the pool complex, the Vandals have a dryland training center for their divers and their locker room has been completely remodeled.
The Center’s air and water filtration systems received massive upgrades prior to the team’s first season. The starting blocks were replaced during that renovation and in 2008, two diving boards were added to accommodate the team’s new diving program.
The locker rooms were renovated in 2009.
The Vandals aren’t the only ones to enjoy the Center’s recent upgrades.
The pool accommodates 1,200 users a week, including university students and employees and Moscow community members.