Oakland Aquatic Center
Opened in 1998, the Oakland Aquatic Center has quickly earned a reputation as one of the finest of its kind. In addition to being the home pool of Oakland University, the state-of-the-art aquatics center is also host to state and regional meets. Oakland recently hosted the 2016 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships and was a frequent host as a member of The Summit League as well.
The natatorium houses a 50-meter stretch pool with spectator seating for 1,000 and deck space for 400 participants. The pool itself has two bulkheads, which allow a configuration for concurrent swimming and diving. Swimming competition takes place within eight 25-yard lanes, with additional lanes available for warming up. The depth of the pool extends from approximately nine feet at the start-end, to six feet eight inches at the turn-end. The system for meet operation is a Colorado System with Hytek Meet Manager and a Colorado scoreboard.
The diving area has two one-meter and two three-meter boards, plus one five-meter platform with a maximum depth of 14 feet. All boards are Durafirm Maxi-B with short stands on concrete platforms.