Facilities

The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center is a legacy venue for the 1990 Seattle Goodwill Games. The first international event was a great success. During the opening day of swimming competition, three athletes bettered the existing world record in the first event of the session. Since then, over 200 National and World Record swims have been established in this very “fast” pool.

The Aquatic Center contains two natatoriums, one for competition and training and the other for recreational programs. The competition natatorium houses a diving tank with a full compliment of springboard and platform levels and a 50-meter competition pool with two movable bulkheads. The recreation natatorium houses a 25-yard warm-water, zero-depth entry pool.

Since the early 1990’s, the facility has maintained the most active competition schedule of any aquatic center in the country. It is the regular site of regional, national and international events and an outstanding training complex worthy of Olympic-bound athletes.

Swimming

  • 8 nine-foot-wide lanes
  • 2 short course meter (25 meter) courses
  • 9 feet depth at both ends, 10.5 feet in the middle
  • OMEGA’s finest timing system
  • 15-foot by 25-foot scoreboard with graphic display
  • 15-foot by 25-foot color video scoreboard

Diving

  • 25 yards by 17 yards and 17 feet deep
  • Cobalt blue bottom
  • 7 lanes as a warm-up tank
  • 2 one-meter and 2 three-meter springboards
  • Platform levels of 1, 3, 5, 7.5 and 10 meters
  • Built-in sparging system and surface agitators
  • OMEGA electronic judging and scoring system

Water Polo

  • Two goal sets
  • Course equipment for men’s and women’s settings
  • OMEGA timing and scoring system

Synchro

  • Carpeted entry platform
  • 25-meter and 30-meter course settings
  • OMEGA electronic judging and scoring system

Seating

  • Spectator seating for 2,500
  • 32 wheelchair viewing spaces
  • Expandable press seating, direct access to data,
    power and phone line hook-ups
  • Deck athlete seating for 1,000