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Boilermaker Aquatic Center

A lap pool, located on the south end of the Boilermaker Aquatic Center, is open to anyone throughout the day and during select team practice and competition times. This area, which reaches a maximum depth of four feet, utilizes its own lap clock, allowing swimmers to keep track of their pace.

The Boilermaker Aquatic Center utilizes a moveable bulkhead, which stretches across eight competition lanes. At its current position, the bulkhead allows Purdue's swimmers to train for short-course yardage races, but can me moved back to accommodate short or long-course meter events. The bulkhead's position will be adjusted when the women's team plays host to the 2005 NCAA Championships.


Purdue's diving area consists of two 1-meter and two 3-meter springboards. Situated between the springboards is the platform tower, which carries diving platforms of 1-, 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-meters. The divers benefit from a heated whirlpool spa located behind the 1-meter springboard, and heating panels that are located throughout the platform tower.


A view of the 25-yard competition pool from the southeastcorner. The roll out gutters drastically reduce the effect of waves in the pool, making the Doris Z. Holloway pool one of the fastest in the conference. At the Purdue Invitational held in November of 2003, 14 new pool records were established.

One of eight starting blocks situated on the center's permanent bulkhead. Located behind each block are several small plugs, which accommodate the touch pads and starting horns.

A weight and exercise room, used exclusively by Purdue's swimmers and divers, is conveniently located right off the deck near the diving well.

The Daktronics scoreboard is located on the north end of the Boilermaker Aquatic Center. The scoreboard provides state-of-the-art scoring for both swimming and diving, and allows live video coverage of events.


A view of the Boilermaker Aquatic Center from the southeast end. The diving well, located in the foreground, holds 500,000 gallons of water and can double as a 6-lane, 25-yard short course.


A view of the competition pool from the front row of the spectator's area. The permanent seating holds 700 spectators, however, with the use of temporary bleachers, attendance can reach as high as 1,400.

Another view of the competition pool from the northwest corner of the spectator's area. The pool, named for Boilermaker Athletics donor and Purdue alumnae Doris Z. Holloway, holds approximately 800,000 gallons of water, compared with 169,00 gallons in the old Lambert pool. The competition pool was name in Mrs. Holloway's honor on Oct. 26, 2001.

Divers' landings from the platform boards can be softened by a bubbling device which is located at the bottom of the well.