FAST Aquatics Center

Ocala, FL

The Story

The Florida Aquatics Swimming & Training (FAST) facility is the new premier aquatic training and Olympic training competition venue in the Southeast United States. The facility provides elite training for swimmers of all levels with the goal of producing the next generation of future champion swimmers.

The natatorium features an indoor cast-in-place concrete 10-lane/50-meter/25-yard Olympic competition pool with seating for more than 2,000 spectators. The outdoor ā€œLā€ shaped pool includes the 5-lane 25-yard warm-up area and 7-lane 50-meter/25-yard/25-meter 2021 Olympic Trials warm-up pool by Myrtha Pools with a second level outdoor deck. There are two indoor/outdoor video scoreboards with Colorado Timing System as well as a timing room. The facility is equipped with top-tier equipment to train, host, and engage in recreational activities at the local, state, regional, and national level.

The project includes meeting spaces for teams and coaches as well as a combination of 2,500 sf aquatic and dryland fitness spaces for athletic cross training that provides a full programming opportunity for athletes. There is also an outdoor splashpad has decorative play structures for children.