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Construction begins on Reily Center pool’s major renovation and upgrade

June 13, 2022 11:00 AM
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The renovation of the Reily Student Recreation Center’s natatorium and social pool will ensure that the facility continues to meet the standards for Division I swimming and diving competitions. The project is expected to be complete in 2023.

 

The construction phase of a major renovation of the Reily Student Recreation Center’s natatorium and social pool has begun. Completion of this extensive, exciting and complex overhaul is expected by next summer or early fall 2023.

The renovation will ensure that the natatorium continues to meet all standards for Division I swimming and diving competitions, including an added depth for diving from a 3-meter board, new diving stands and starting blocks, new built-in stairs for improved ingress and egress, new lighting, and a state-of-the-art Myrtha RenovAction pool surface. The project will also feature new filtration and sanitation with a UV system for improved water quality, new tile, deck, paint and graphics, and two new air-conditioning units for enhanced air quality and comfort.

The pool will remain closed throughout the renovation.

Members of the Reily Center have expressed their eagerness to see the completion of this project.  

“We understand and share this sense of urgency. The pool is a central part of the Reily Center experience and the home venue of Tulane’s swimming and diving teams. Despite delays brought on by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain issues and the complexity of renovating a 30-year-old pool, we are determined to complete this project on schedule and get everyone back in the water as soon as possible,” said Patrick J. Norton, senior vice president and chief operating officer.

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