The Deaconess Aquatic Center, designed by Hafer, is featured in the newest issue of Evansville Business magazine. The center was born from a vision to create a space that provides swimming amenities for the entire community — a place for swimmers of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels to enjoy.
The 75,000-square-foot facility has two separate pool areas — competitive and recreational. The competition pool is dedicated to Evansville native and Olympic gold medalist swimmer Lilly King, and is a stretch 50-meter pool where diving and swimming can occur simultaneously. The recreational pool has lap lanes, stair entry, a zero-depth entry area with play features, and space for swim lessons. Located just outside and adjacent to this space is a splash park.
The Evansville Business article chronicles the grassroots push for the Deaconess Aquatic Center to be built, as well as the facility's impact on the community and its economic effect on the city of Evansville. The story even features Hafer Senior Associate Architect Jennifer Kissel who was the project architect for the aquatic center.
See the full Evansville Business story online here. You can also see the entire issue here.
You can also learn more about the Deaconess Aquatic Center here.