The last beam was put into place Wednesday during a “topping off” ceremony for the new Deaconess Aquatic Center in Evansville. Our partners at WEHT-TV report the 70,000-square-foot facility is set to open next year.
Deaconess says the center will have two separate pools, one for competitions and another in a leisure area which will also include basketball goals and a swim lesson space. The 50-meter long competition pool will also include a diving zone which will be able to be converted into 27 lanes for college and high school events.
“What you’re seeing is a revitalization and an investment in Jacobsville that will be a real game changer,” Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said. “What you see before you is really the vision of dozens of people, dozens of people who had ideas of what we needed and what the swim community … how we could build a swim community if we built a facility like this.”
The new center is already set to host the 2026 NCAA Division II Swimming And Diving Championships.