COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State’s spectacular McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion is featured in a Columbus Dispatch article this week under the complimentary headline “Built for Speed.” The article, in the paper’s metro section under “science,” details how the pool is designed to keep the water calm and the story includes a full selection of photos and graphics.
Included among the attributes of the incredible facility, which opened in 2005, that reporter Suzanne Hoholik details are its depth, width 10 lanes that are two feet wider than those in older pools, which typically have only eight lanes bulkheads, gutters and water inlets.
Dedicated October 14, 2005, the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion is the newest addition to Ohio State’s top-notch athletic facilities. The Pavilion consists of the Mike Peppe Natatorium and the Ron O’Brien Diving Well. Holding nearly 1.56 million gallons of water in the entire facility, the Pavilion is part of Ohio State’s new Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC). The McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion has already has hosted numerous championship competitions and is scheduled to host more. Here’s the championship slate to date:
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