Aquatic Complex to Undergo Six-Month Renovation Project
Published on July 06, 2023
Coral Springs, FL – Swim teams, water enthusiasts -- and even prospective Olympians -- will soon be able to utilize enhanced features at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex (12441 Royal Palm Blvd.) thanks to an American Rescue Plan (ARPA)-funded renovation project that is slated to begin later this summer.
The project, which was approved by the Coral Springs City Commission during their meeting on Wednesday, June 21, is scheduled to begin on or around Saturday, July 22, and is anticipated to take around six months to complete. Work is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days per week. According to Coral Springs Parks and Recreation Director, Rob Hunter, it was critical to start this project now due to safety concerns and to correlate with the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics training schedule.
“A 2022 study performed by an outside consultant revealed that our deck was shifting and leaking, so it was imperative that we start this project now,” Hunter said. “We are also proud that our facility is often used as a training site for Olympic-level swimmers, and we want to ensure our pools are primed and ready for them to use.”
The project will include critical infrastructure repairs to the cracked and shifting deck. Once completed, the facility will feature new permanent shading canopies, starting blocks, and diving boards. During the construction, the Aquatic Complex pools will be closed for use. Below is a list of updates for members and groups who currently use the facility:
- Swim lessons and classes will be accommodated at Cypress Pool and Mullins Pool.
- Public swim with an altered schedule will be available at Mullins Pool and Cypress Pool.
- Fitness Center members will still have full access to the Aquatic Complex Fitness Center. Note: One week of Fitness Center floor repairs will occur at a future date, and members will be notified once this temporary closure is scheduled.
- Local high school swim teams will be accommodated at Mullins Pool.
- Members of contracted swim groups (Synchronized Swimming, Coral Springs Swim Club, Dive Team, etc.) are encouraged to contact their group leader for further instructions.
Completed in 1990 and dedicated in 1991, the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex is an Olympic-style swimming and training facility with a 50-meter competition pool, 25-meter FINA designated Pool, separate diving well with 3,5,7.5, and 10-meter platforms, 7,500 square foot fitness center, Swim Shop, and more. This world-class facility has earned a top-quality reputation as a national and international training site for schools. Olympic swimmer, Bruno Fratus, trained at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex and went on to win a bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in July 2021.
Those who have questions about their membership or group status are encouraged to email email@example.com or call 954-345-2121.
Project information will be updated regularly at coralsprings.gov/aquaticproject.