Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center
Phase II

Building on a legacy of proud Olympians, world-record holders and 155 national titles, SMU opened the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium on November 3, 2017. The 42,000-square-foot center is home to SMU’s internationally recognized men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. To further cement this facility as one of the finest in college athletics, SMU is embarking on plans for an adjacent outdoor pool to further enhance this space.

Project design includes an eight-lane, 50-meter by 25-yard outdoor pool, 1- and 3-meter diving boards and a 20-foot by 40-foot instructional pool that will be used for lessons and rehab/therapy.

Other amenities will include a locker room facility – accessible from both the indoor and outdoor pools – including outdoor showers and an indoor dryland training area, which will specifically benefit the SMU diving program. Exterior showers and a decorative overhang to provide shade will complete the project.

The outdoor pool addition will be a hub of community engagement and help SMU attract local and national swimming and water polo events to SMU and the city of Dallas. With the addition of the outdoor pool to the Robson & Lindley Aquatic Center, SMU will be the only University in the country with both an indoor and outdoor, 8-lane, 50-meter pool in one facility.

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