Arlington Independent School District
Rendering of Arlington district's natatorium

New natatorium in Arlington (Texas) district also will be used by city

Jan. 14, 2019
City of Arlington agrees to contribute $1 million to construction of the Arlington district's aquatics facility, set to open in 2020.

The Arlington (Texas) school board has approved an agreement with the City of Arlington for use of the district’s new natatorium that is set to open in fall 2020.

The district says that aquatics facility will have a 50-meter pool with movable bulkheads, a diving area, warm-up pool and seating for 1,000 spectators.

The City of Arlington has agreed to contribute $1 million to the district to help pay for the cost of features that are necessary to host large, high-level swim competitions such as intercollegiate and national club meets.

Under a 10-year agreement approved by the City Council last month, Arlington also will pay the district $100,000 a year for the first five years and nothing for the final five years of the agreement, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. 

The city will hold swim lessons and other water activities during its use of the pool.

The facility will be part of the Arlington district's  Fine Arts and Athletics Complex.

As the first-ever natatorium in either the school district or city, the facility will alleviate the need for district swimmers to use the pools at the University of Texas
at Arlington and Tarrant County College Southeast.

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