DeNunzio Pool is home to the Princeton University Varsity Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving and Varsity Men’s and Women’s Water Polo programs. Groundbreaking on the 50,000 square foot natatorium began in the spring of 1988. Though delayed for six months due to the effects of Hurricane Hugo completion of the 50 meter x 25 yard 1.3 million gallon pool occurred in time to have the official dedication ceremony on June 8, 1990. DeNunzio Pool has hosted numerous Ivy League Championships and EISL Championships, Water Polo Conference Championships, the 2009 NCAA Water Polo Championships, NCAA Diving Zones, 2014 Special Olympics USA Games and many local swimming championship meets. Along with hosting many elite events, DeNunzio Pool has been the training home for Olympic gold medalists.
DeNunzio Pool was constructed in 1990 and is located east of Jadwin Gymnasium. The pool measures 50 meters by 25 yards with a minimum depth of nine feet and a maximum depth of 17 feet. The pool has two movable bulkheads which allow for various course configurations for swimming and water polo. The pool building includes complete facilities for diving (one and three meter springboards as well as a 10-meter platform with intermediate towers). There are bleachers to accommodate 1,700 spectators and varsity team amenities such as men’s and women’s locker rooms, an exercise room, offices, and a conference room in the building. DeNunzio Pool is open for recreational lap swimming during very limited times throughout the year.
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