Whitworth Aquatic Center

A legacy of great swimmers

Built in 1984, the Aquatic Center is home to Whitworth's men's and women's swimming teams. The pool consists of six lanes that are forty yards long. The pool has been the host to the 1986 NAIA championship,as well as the Northwest Conference championships on four different occasions,

Plans for the swimming pool had been made as early as the 1960s. . Finally in 1983, a ground breaking ceremony took place. A private donor contributed nearly $1.7 million for just the swimming pool, which led to a successful bid for the 1986 NAIA swimming and diving championships which were co-hosted with Eastern Washington University.

Whitworth has assembled a remarkable swimming tradition under coaches Tom Dodd and Steve Schadt. They have led the Pirates to numerous conference championships and have coached scores of all-Americans.