Location: Laredo, TX
The $18.5M Aquatic Center will be a 49,000 sq. ft. space encompassing two aquatic venues that feature an eight-lane fifty-meter competition pool and a four-lane eighteen-meter adaptive pool. The center will also provide adequate facilities for interscholastic, intercollegiate, and international competitions of any aquatic discipline and future diving programs.
The design of the building will provide ample seating for 800 spectators and an additional 700 seats for participants and coaching staffs. The facility will be furnished with professional-grade timing equipment, wireless dive judging terminals, start-strobe units, underwater video/instant replay capabilities, wall-mounted clocks, starting platforms, and water turbulence reduction capabilities. A customized adaptive pool will meet the needs of handicapped and special-needs swimmers.
CEC provided the engineering services for the site design which included the site improvements, roadway, retaining walls, storm drainage, water, sanitary sewer, dry utilities, traffic control, survey coordination and utility coordination. Also required the careful coordination of traffic control around an active athletic complex.