Making Waves: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex’s Journey to a Brighter Future

Dive into the future of aquatic excellence at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex on Royal Palm Blvd! With the support of an American Rescue Plan (ARPA)-funded renovation, this hub for water enthusiasts of all kinds—from local swim teams to aspiring Olympians—is embarking on an exciting transformation slated to start this summer.

Kicked off on July 22, this comprehensive six-month project will be a flurry of activity from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. It’s not just a facelift; it’s a rejuvenation aimed at enhancing and preserving the complex for generations to come.

According to Coral Springs Parks and Recreation Director, Rob Hunter, it was critical to start this project now due to safety concerns and to correlate with the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics training schedule.

“A 2022 study performed by an outside consultant revealed that our deck was shifting and leaking, so it was imperative that we start this project now,” Hunter said. “We are also proud that our facility is often used as a training site for Olympic-level swimmers, and we want to ensure our pools are primed and ready for them to use.”

Critical infrastructure repairs will mend the cracked and shifting deck, ensuring safety and performance. Once completed, swimmers can look forward to the addition of modern amenities like permanent shading canopies, cutting-edge starting blocks, and dynamic diving boards.

The Coral Springs Aquatic Complex is more than a swimming facility; it’s a symbol of community excellence and ambition. Originally completed in 1990 and dedicated in 1991, this Olympic-style swimming and training facility boasts features such as a 50-meter competition pool, 25-meter FINA designated pool, separate diving well with platforms at varying heights, a 7,500 square foot fitness center, Swim Shop, and so much more.

Its reputation as a top-tier national and international training site is well-earned, with success stories like Olympic swimmer Bruno Fratus, who trained at the complex and went on to win a bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in July 2021.

During the construction, the Aquatic Complex pools will be closed for use. Below is a list of updates for members and groups who currently use the facility:

Swim lessons and classes will be accommodated at Cypress Pool and Mullins Pool.

Public swim with an altered schedule will be available at Mullins Pool and Cypress Pool.

Fitness Center members will still have full access to the Aquatic Complex Fitness Center. Note: One week of Fitness Center floor repairs will occur at a future date, and members will be notified once this temporary closure is scheduled.

Local high school swim teams will be accommodated at Mullins Pool.

Members of contracted swim groups (Synchronized Swimming, Coral Springs Swim Club, Dive Team, etc.) are encouraged to contact their group leader for further instructions.