The Batten Center pool has 8 lanes, one of which will always be open for campus community use unless otherwise noted. The pool is 25 yards long and 74 feet wide, has 235,000 gallons of water and ranges from 4 feet to 9 1/2 feet deep. There is also an easy access ramp for those who wish to use it, and a hydro-lift for seated entries. Although the pool has no diving, there are 8 starting blocks for practicing starts when swimming competitively.
Also in the natatorium is a stainless steel 8-person whirlpool to use after a long workout or just to relax.
The entrance and exit to the natatorium is through the locker rooms, which also have some great features including saunas and SuitMates.
Our pool was custom built by Neptune-Benson and Stanmar, Inc., who are some of the industry-leading companies for this type of facility. The pool is maintained with new state-of-the-art equipment, including the Strantrol System 5, CAT 2000, and PoolPak.