Going the Distance to Rebuild Santa Clara’s International Swim Center
The Santa Clara Weekly and NBC Bay Area cover Santa Clara’s efforts to rebuild the International Swim Center.
The venerable George F. Haines International Swim Center put Santa Clara on the map as a preeminent training ground for college level athletes and Olympic swimmers, divers and synchronized swimmers. Historically used as a competition venue, ELS is developing a new vision for the 47-year-old swim center as a facility for high-performance competition and training, as well as community recreation. The updated center will feature four pools: a diving tank with new 10M, 7.5M, 5M, 3M, and 1M platform structures, a 50-meter competition pool and a 50-meter training pool (both for swimming and synchronized swimming), as well as a fun-water pool for recreation and swim lessons. Designed to accommodate anywhere from 2400 to 5000 spectators, the new swim center will serve a variety of community uses, and will provide support facilities for aquatic sports and athletes. The project will target LEED Platinum certification and is slated to break ground in 2016.
The Santa Clara Weekly: Going the Distance to Rebuild Santa Clara’s International Swim Center
NBC Bay Area: Santa Clara Swim Center in Need of Repair
ELS Portfolio: Santa Clara International Swim Center