World-class athletes and up-and-coming amateurs alike routinely train and compete in the lanes of Tucson's lap pools, where guests are welcome to train.
The heated outdoor pool at the University of Arizona's Hillenbrand Aquatic Center is the home of the Wildcats' national-caliber swim and dive teams. While world- and Olympic-champion swimmers have honed their skills in the waters of the Hillenbrand Center pool, the facility is also open to the public. The pool features eight long-course swimming lanes and 18 short-course lanes.
Across the university campus from the Hillenbrand Center, the Student Recreation Center pool is the second-largest university pool in Arizona. The Olympic-sized "wave-less" lap pool - which features a rim flow gutter system to reduce waves - is open for lap and recreational swimming seven days a week, for a small fee.
In the Town of Oro Valley, the state-of-the-art Oro Valley Aquatic Center, at James D. Kriegh Park, is a competition-level facility that includes a 50-meter Olympic pool with a competition gutter, sports lighting, a scoreboard, and one- and three-meter diving boards. In between hosting sanctioned national swim meets, this year-round facility offers plenty of fun options for families, such as a water slide, a splash pad for children, a 25-yard recreational pool, and four diving boards.
Additional Sports Venues
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