Community Natatorium (Pool) at new CFHS

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Project Description:

The natatorium will be built at the new Cedar Falls High School to be located at 27th and Hudson Road, with a planned opening in 2024. This project is a collaborative effort between the Cedar Falls Community School District, the City of Cedar Falls, as well as the recreational and competitive swim community represented by an organization known as “Jump In,” comprised of over 500 community members who support and advocate for building a new indoor swimming pool facility.  Upon building the new aquatics center, the two existing pools at Peet Junior High and Holmes Junior high will repurposed for needed classroom space.  According to a survey conducted by the City of Cedar Falls in 2019, community members voted a pool as the #1 item they wanted for the city.

Highlights of the natatorium include two pools, a thoughtful and unique design allowing for multipurpose use. One pool will be a 10 lane, 25 yard by 25 meter deep water competition pool; the other separate pool will be a 4 lane, shallower, 25 yard pool for teaching and therapeutic use. The two pools will have independent temperature controls, allowing the smaller pool to maintain a warmer temperature than that of the competition pool. The warmer temperature is much more conducive to special needs programming, senior programming as well as swim programming for certain elementary students and toddlers. The facility also includes an office, lifeguard meeting and/or training room, spectator seating for 500, men’s and women’s and family locker rooms, and two 1-meter diving boards. The facility will enable Cedar Falls to host larger events they previously had not been able to, including conference and regional meets. Parking and an entrance separate from the high school will allow the community to utilize the pool during school hours for activities such as lap swim, aquarobics and other programming. 

Project Specifications
Overview of Project

Naming Opportunities: 

Gifts of $1,000+ will be recognized on a donor wall in the natatorium unless requested otherwise. In addition, the following
naming opportunities are available for individuals, businesses and organizations (Please note: this list is updated on a periodic basis and opportunities cannot be guaranteed until paperwork is processed.)

Natatorium Exterior $1,000,000
Competition Pool $500,000 Committed
Training Pool
Scoreboard $250,000
Flex Space $150,000 Committed
Pool Spectator Seating $100,000 Committed
Training Room $100,000 Committed
Concessions & Restrooms Area $100,000 Committed
Coach's Office $75,000
Concession Stand $50,000 Committed
Podium $40,000
Locker Room: Men's $35,000
Locker Room: Women's $35,000
1 Meter Diving Board (2 available) $20,000 2/2 Committed
Lane/Starting Blocks (14 available) $15,000 11/14 Committed
Technology Center $15,000 Committed

Giving Level Designations:

Giving level designations subject to change

Founder: $200,000+
Gold Medalist: $100,000+
Silver Medalist: $75,000+
Olympian: $50,000+
Champion: $25,000+
Freestyle Club: $10,000+
Streamline Club: $5,000+
Thousand Club: $1,000+

In the News:

4/29/2022: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Cedar Falls High School pool supporters seeking matching funds for $100,000 grant award

1/25/2022: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Olympian competes in BLAST annual Winter Invite

12/2/2021: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Holmes, Peet pools continue to function, with new natatorium expected to be bid out next year

9/27/2021: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier:  Holmes and Peet community pools to remain open until one at new high school is built

5/19/2021: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Donor kicks off fundraising for new Cedar Falls pool with $500,000 matching gift

7/12/2020: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: WATCH NOW: Swimming boosters ask Cedar Falls council to help fund high school pool