New aquatic center opens at Tomball Memorial High School

Tomball ISD officials celebrated the opening of the district's new aquatic center, located on the campus of Tomball Memorial High School, with a ribbon cutting Feb. 12. (Courtesy LAN)
Tomball ISD officials celebrated the opening of the district's new aquatic center, located on the campus of Tomball Memorial High School, with a ribbon cutting Feb. 12. (Courtesy LAN)

Tomball ISD officials celebrated the opening of the district's new aquatic center, located on the campus of Tomball Memorial High School, with a ribbon cutting Feb. 12. (Courtesy LAN)

Tomball ISD officials celebrated the opening of the district's new aquatic center, located on the campus of Tomball Memorial High School, with a ribbon cutting Feb. 12.

The aquatic center is part of the district's $275 million bond referendum voters approved in November 2017. According to bond program manager Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., the 26,000-square-foot aquatic center designed by Stantec Inc. and constructed by Gamma Construction Co. contains a 25-yard stretch pool with an eight-lane competitive swimming area and separate diving area, according to a Feb. 15 release from LAN.

“We are very proud of this state-of-the-art facility and the opportunities that it will provide for our students,” TISD Chief Operating Officer Steven Gutierrez said in the release. “We thank our community for supporting the growth of the district with this facility and all of our business partners for making our vision become a reality.”

The $10.56 million facility includes seating for 250 spectators, a training room, equipment rooms, office areas, and locker rooms accommodating 100 athletes and coaches.

In addition to a dedicated diving area and ability to separate different areas of the pool, other amenities include diving equipment with an overhead harness to enhance training, a system removing chlorine fumes, LED lighting to reduce glare in the pool area and provide underwater lighting, and eight underwater speakers for coaching instruction or music, according to the release.


“This is one of the best high school aquatic centers in the state,” LAN Vice President JP Grom said in the release. “The design is state-of-the-art, and the amenities are great.”


By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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