Wolff-Zackin Natatorium (Hillside Road, Storrs campus)
The home of the University of Connecticut men and women's swimming and diving programs is the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium. The 39,000-square foot natatorium provides one of the finest facilities in the East. Connecticut's men's and women's swim teams are the only varsity programs housed in the Natatorium.
The Natatorium is part of UConn's $28 million Sports Center Complex, which also includes the 171,000-square foot Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, housing Connecticut's men's and women's basketball programs.
The Wolff-Zackin Natatorium features several high-tech innovations that make the pool one of the fastest in the region. The facility is a 50-meter 'stretch pool' that includes two movable bulkheads, allowing the pool to assume several different configurations.
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, 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 firm standards.
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 re- play system, and an underwater viewing window.
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 Wolff-Zackin Natatorium is UConn's Brundage Pool, which is available to 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 recently completed $14 million remodeling of UConn's athletic facilities included complete renovation of Brundage Pool, extending and expanding the great facilities UConn has to offer its swimming and diving teams.
As part of the University of Connecticut's remodeled athletic complex, UConn's intercollegiate swimmers also 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. In addition, the Huskies have daily access to a spacious athletic training facility with the latest technology for rehabilitating athletic injuries.
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