SOUTH CAROLINA AQUATIC AND WELLNESS COMPLEX
Charleston SC | 120,000 square feet | Est. Completion 2023
The new state of the art indoor South Carolina Aquatic Center (SCAC) will be located adjacent to the Citadel Mall, as the West Ashley area of Charleston undergoes a complete revitalization. The new SCAC features leading edge concepts in aquatic design and technology. The SCAC fully meets NCAA and FINA standards and will offer the greater Charleston area and South Carolina the opportunity to establish new programming not previously available. In addition, the center will have the ability to host a wealth of special events; high school and collegiate championship events, USA Swimming meets, Master's swimming and U.S. water polo and synchronized swimming events. This state-of-the-art facility will bring together the four pillars of aquatics under one roof: competition, fitness, education and therapy/rehabilitation.
Three bodies of water are included in this innovative aquatic complex; a 50-meter stretch competition pool, a warm-up/teaching pool, and a diving vessel for a 10 meter platform. The combined water surface area of these pools is 17,500 square feet or approximately 1.5 million gallons of water. The facility will accommodate a minimum of 1500 off-deck permanent spectator seats and will be capable of temporary retractable bleacher seating bringing total capacity to 2,000+ persons.
The competition pool is an all-deep water pool, 52.5-meters by 25-yards with two moveable bulkheads which will allow up to 10 different pool configurations for maximum flexibility. 8 50-meter lanes, 16 25-meter lanes, 22 25-yard lanes, etc., the possibilities will be numerous.