Nanaimo Aquatic Centre

 

Due to the remarkable success of Nanaimo’s Beban Park Pool expansion designed by VDA, the City of Nanaimo decided to fast track the construction of this new leisure facility. This facility houses an 8 lane 52m competition pool with 2 movable bulkheads and large movable floor, providing a multi-use 50m competition tank and spectator seating. The floor and bulkheads allow the pool to be set up to provide a variety of activities in one pool tank, including 50m, double ended 25m competitive swimming and training, 1m 3m, and 5m diving, synchronized swimming, water polo, aquacise, scuba diving lessons, etc. The facility was developed in conjunction with the adjacent Nanaimo District Senior Secondary School and strategically located to enable the dry side facility to link with the existing school.

VDA recently (2012) expanded the 50m pool spectator seating capacity by adding permanent bleacher seating for 785 spectators allowing the facility to host major aquatic events including the recent BC Summer Swim Association Provincial Championships.

The marine themed leisure pool includes a large beach entry wave pool, variable speed lazy river, tots pool, interactive waterpark and three waterslides.

VDA was Prime Consultant for this project.

This facility houses an 8 lane 52m competition pool with 2 movable bulkheads and large movable floor, providing a multi-use 50m competition tank and spectator seating.