University at Buffalo – Alumni Arena – Natatorium & Dorsi Raynolds Pool

DESCRIPTION: The 50-meter Pool is located inside Alumni Arena on the ground floor, Room 86.

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
(716) 645-3142 (716) 645-3754 (fax)

Sports Played Swimming, Diving

Seating Capacity: 1000

Size: 50x25

Pool Lanes: 8

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The University at Buffalo’s Natatorium & Dorsi Raynolds Pool is home to both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams and is comparable to any facility in the East and includes movable bulkheads, four springboards and four diving platforms, accommodations for the handicapped and gallery seating for 1,000 spectators.

The facility has held some of the nation’s finest swim competitions in the Division II and III NCAA Nationals, The World University Games, the Mid-Continent Conference Championships, the Mid-American Conference Championships and the Empire State Games.

The Competition Pool which is 50 meters long and 25 yards wide holds 700,000 gallons of water. There is also a world-class diving pool, boasting a maximum depth of 18 feet and holding 500,000 gallons of water. From April through October, the pool is setup in long course format. With the ability to have blocks on both ends, the eight-lane pool is able to hold any long course competition. During the winter months, the pool is converted to short course. With a bulkhead in the middle, the pool can hold competitions on both ends simultaneously. This is further enhanced with the technology of Colorado Timing Systems. With two eight lane scoreboards, and the accuracy of automatic timing, this system helps enhance the greatness of the facility.