McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

1847 Neil Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43210

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Considered one of the finest competition pools and diving wells in the nation, the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion’s new technology provides a facility for some of the fastest times and best diving in the country.

In addition to serving as the competition venue for men’s and women’s swimming and diving, McCorkle also is the home pool to the Ohio State synchronized swimming team. Located in the heart of campus and adjacent to three other world-class facilities – Ohio Stadium, Thompson Library and the Recreation and Physical Activity Center – , McCorkle has earned a reputation for fast water. In fact, that’s what the Columbus Dispatch wrote about the facility in an in-depth article titled “Built for Speed.”

The article stated that “it’s not one thing that makes this pool fast, but a collection of things – the depth, number and width of lanes, deep gutters, and water inlets at the bottom of the pool – that reduce waves.”

And the July 2007 issue of Aquatics International magazine stated this about McCorkle:”… a state-of-the-art competition pool loaded with the latest technology sets a university apart from the competition.”Dedicated October 14, 2005, the McCorkle Aquatic 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 Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC).

At the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Big Ten Women's Swimming & Diving Championship2006, 2008, 2015, 2018
Big Ten Men's Swimming & Diving Championship2007, 2010, 2017)
NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving National Championship2008, 2018
NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving National Championship2010
NCAA Zone Diving2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2018
TYR Pro Swim Series 2018
USA Swimming Winter Nationals2017)
USA Synchronized Swimming Collegiate Nationals2008, 2015, 2017
USA Swimming Speedo Sectionals2015, 2016, 2017
USA Swimming Speedo Junior Nationals2016
USA Diving Winter Nationals 2010, 2016
USA Diving Summer Nationals2017
Toyota Grand Prix2008
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Concession stand
Ticket booth
2 visiting team locker rooms
2 coaches and officials Locker rooms
Varsity team locker rooms
Training room
Athletics offices
Administrative offices
Full data digital scoreboard
Accessible seating areas
Passenger elevator
Freight elevator
Loading dock
Event management room
Observation balcony
Wall of fame
Record board
Spectator seating for 1,750
On-deck seating for 1,300
Competitive pool
Springboards and towers
Media Workroom for 35
Ohio State Buckeyes


10 lanes of a 50 meter racing course
20 lanes of a 25 yard racing course
28 lanes of a 25 meter racing course
20 foot decks surrounding pools
3 water polo courses
4,638 square foot diving pool of 536,792 gallons
14,156 square foot competitive pool of 934,324 gallons
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