The WVU Natatorium is one of the premier facilities in the country. The building has been the home to both men's and women's swimming and diving teams since 1975. It was built to provide the Mountaineer swimmers with the perfect place to practice and condition.
The facility has been home to 24 different All-Americans, and was the home of the 2006-07 conference championship team. The WVU Natatorium was also designed to hold many different championships, including the West Virginia High School State Swimming and Diving Championships.
This 119,000-square-foot facility has been one of the key components in the expansion of the Evansdale Campus. The pool area itself has 12,730 square feet of space to host championship events. A state-of-the-art automatic timing and computer system gives the facility impressive credentials. The eight-lane pool also features 1 and 3-meter diving wells.
The center is equipped with seating for approximately 500 spectators and also houses its own weight room and cardio facility. The top floor is the home to many WVU coaching offices.
Directions To WVU Athletic Complex
From Pittsburgh, Pa.
By car: From Pittsburgh take I-79 S toward Washington, Pa. Merge onto I-79 S via EXIT 21 toward Morgantown crossing into West Virginia. Take EXIT 155 toward West Virginia University WV-7. Turn left onto CR-19/24 N/Chaplin Hill Road. CR-19/24 N/Chaplin Hill Road becomes US-19/WV-7/Jerry West Blvd./Monongahela Blvd. Continue across the Star City Bridge and through one traffic light. The WVU athletic complex is located on the right at the top of the hill and the WVU Natatorium is directly behind the WVU Coliseum, West Virginia University's basketball arena.
From Washington, D.C.
By car: From Washington, D.C. take I-270 N toward Frederick, Md. Merge onto I-70 W via EXIT 32 toward Hagerstown, Md. Merge onto I-68 W via EXIT 1A on the left toward Cumberland, Md., crossing into West Virginia. Take EXIT 7 toward WV-705/Airport/Pierpont Road. Follow signs to Stadium. At the second traffic light off the interstate, turn left and travel up Easton Hill. Travel through two more traffic lights and turn right on Route 705 and remain on 705 until it becomes Chestnut Ridge Road (two more lights). Remain on 705, turning left at the second light, until 705 intersects US-19/WV-7/Jerry West Blvd./Monongahela Blvd. The WVU athletic complex, including the WVU Natatorium, is located on the right.