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Upcoming events

  • Oct 1-3 Senior Circuit & COR A/BB Meet - hosted by COR
  • Oct 4-8 Facility is closed during business hours for GISD Fall Break
  • Oct 9  JCP Ranger Relays
  • Oct 23 Dive Meet - All Divers
  • Oct 30 All-District Meet

Natatorium

Visit our new Natatorium website

Learn about our facility and find information on water safety, high school swimming, leasing, calendar events and more at gisdnatatorium.net.

See the Natatorium site

Our Natatorium serves as an instructional, training and competitive venue for our district.  The Natatorium was a part of our 2014 bond and planned by a team including a three-time Olympian, a man that once held the title of world’s fastest swimmer and a company that has designed five school district natatoriums. Our facility is capable of hosting district, regional, national and collegiate meets.


outside of natatoriumFeatures

Our Natatorium has several state-of-the-art features:

  • a Source Capture Evac System for removing chloramine gas
  • two top-of-the-line Myrtha pool shells with stainless steel gutters*
  • 1,200 elevated seats for spectators, a ticket window and concession stand
  • a heated 5 lane, 25 yard instructional pool 
  • a diving area with two one-meter and  two three-meter boards 
  • a reconfigurable 68-meter competition pool with two moveable bulkheads and a handicap accessible lift
  • large weight and locker rooms for students
  • two Colorado Timing Systems LED video scoreboards

*All U.S., international and Olympic Championship meet pools use Myrtha pool shells


Programs

Our natatorium provides many learning opportunities for our students. Potential future offerings include lifeguard certifications, club swimming, club water polo and masters swimming.

Elementary water safety program

The district water safety program teaches students aquatic safety using customized weeklong sessions. Our curriculum is a blend of information from the American Red Cross and Whale's Tales. We use videos, dry land instruction, and in-water assessment in our instruction.

Learn more on the Natatorium's Elementary water safety page.

Community swim

The community swim program allows for our community to use the swim lanes for self-paced training. 

The facility is specialized for lap-swimming, training, competition and instruction. Our instructional lap pool will be used first and additional lanes will be open in the competition pool if available. Swimmers can use the two on-deck changing rooms next to the instructional lap swimming pool during their visit. 

Facility rentals such as swim meets, water polo matches or high school events will have priority over community swim. Learn more on the Natatorium's Community swim & programs page.

High school swim teams

Students at all seven high schools have the opportunity to participate in varsity and junior varsity swimming and diving. Tryouts are held at the beginning of each school year. All of our district swim teams will make use of the facility when available.

Learn more on the Natatorium's High school programs page.

Directions

Address: 2585 Firewheel Pkwy, Garland, TX, 75040

Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Philip Wiggins
Aquatic Manager
District Head Swim/Dive Coach

Natatorium staff contact information

Visit the website at gisdnatatorium.net.