Niagara University – Oxy Aquatic Center
DESCRIPTION: Situated inside Niagara University’s Kiernan Center, the Oxy Aquatic Center has served as the home of several Division I sports, including men's and women's swimming and diving. The 25-yard pool, which can hold over 235,000 gallons of water, was built in 1988 and features a high and low diving board. The Aquatic Center also comes equipped with an electronic timing system that is accurate to .001 of a second. The facility was built to accommodate competitive swimming and diving in scholastic and collegiate categories.
Niagara University, NY 14109 (716) 286-8600 (716) 286-8609 (fax)
Sports Played Swimming
Pool Lanes: 6
The Oxy Aquatic Center located in the Kiernan Recreation Center is a 25-yard pool, which holds 236,500 gallons of water, and is the home to the Niagara University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.
The Oxy was originally built in the summer of 1988. It officially opened its doors for competitors in the fall of 1988 and built to accommodate competitive swimming and diving in scholastic and collegiate categories.
The pool has a moveable bulkhead and a diving well with regulation one- and three-meter diving boards. The Oxy is 14 feet deep and 12 ½ yards wide, providing six-foot lanes. The pool has “rim-flow” gutters, which drastically reduce turbulence.
An electronic timing system determines elapsed time, order of finish and lap splits for each lane to .001 second, which is transmitted to a large display scoreboard. Judges’ stations at the diving pool also compute and transmit scoring to the display.