Natatorium is home to the University of Connecticut men’s and women’s swimming
and diving programs.
The 39,000-square foot natatorium provides one of the finest
facilities on the East Coast. Both the men’s and women’s swim teams are the only
varsity programs housed in the facility.
The Natatorium was built in part of the university’s $28
million Sports Center Complex, which also includes the 171,000-square foot Harry
A. Gampel Pavilion, home to the UConn men’s and women’s basketball programs.
It features several high-tech innovations making the pool one
of the fastest in the region. The facility is a 50-meter “stretch pool” that
includes two moveable bulkheads, allowing the pool to assume several different
The standard collegiate length of 25 yards can be used in an
all-deep-water course in the Wolff-Zackin pool, featuring eight-foot wide lanes
and a flow-through bulkhead. A second bulkhead provides an enclosed warm-up and
warm-diving area, while also allowing for a separate diving area. The diving
area includes two one-meter and two three-meter maxiflex springboards on Dura
Some of the other features of the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium
include a state-of-the-art Colorado Electronic Timing System IV, men’s and
women’s team record boards, a videotape replay system and an underwater viewing
In addition, there are individual coaches’ offices, men’s and
women’s varsity locker rooms and visiting team locker rooms. The spectator area
can accommodate 800 Husky fans.
Adjacent to the Natatorium is Brundage Pool which is
available to UConn coach Goldberg and his staff to enhance the Husky training
program. Between the two pools, the Huskies have 18 lanes available to them for
training purposes. The recent $14 million remodeling of Connecticut’s athletic
facilities included complete renovation of Brundage Pool, extending and
expanding the great facilities UConn has to offer its swimming and diving
As part of the remodeled athletic complex project, UConn
swimmers have the use of a new, state-of-the-art 6,000-square foot weight room,
featuring all of the latest in strength and conditioning equipment. The Huskies
also have daily access to a spacious athletic training facility with the latest
technology for rehabilitating athletic injuries.