The Rec Center
THE RECREATION CENTER
Rochester’s Swimming & Diving Community Home
The Rochester Recreation Center was built in 1975. The center contains facilities for hockey, swimming and diving. The pool within the Rec Center is known as one of the fastest short-course pools in the upper-Midwest. Throughout the years, all facilities within the Rec Center have been constantly used every day, nearly all year. This constant wear and tear has required significant work just to keep everything running.
Why Improvements are Needed?
40 years of daily use
Filtration system/plumbing deterioration
Too shallow for racing starts in the shallow end (3’6”)
Bulkhead assembly and disassembly
No warm up pool when using the 50m pool
Promoting health and wellness
What has changed in the pool area?
NEW 4-lane, 25 yard warm water pool
Warm ups / cool down
Existing 50 meter pool improvements
New gutters, MYRTHA liner
Longer with two movable bulkheads
Deeper 4’2” shallow end to 13’8” deep end
New pool deck
NEW filtration system
Health benefits to all
How can you help?
Items to Fund:
Who comes to the Recreation Center Pool?
Learn to Swim Programs
Aquatic Safety Students
Minnesota State High School League
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
(NSIC) - 16 Division II Colleges
Economic Impact (2013)
* 2017 Zone Meet (Aug. 3-7) - Estimated impact to Rochester: $500,000
Two movable bulkheads
Sixteen starting blocks
Two - 1 meter diving boards
Three meter diving platform with two boards
Scoreboard and timing equipment
Total Cost: $800,000