RUM Natatorium

The RUM Natatorium or Natatorio is a swimming complex on the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. The facility has three pools, the first is a 50-meter "Olympic" pool, a 25x25 meter warm up pool, and a diving pool which measures 25x35 meters that has dive platforms structures.[2]

Natatorio Carlos Berrocal
Piscina Alumni
Natatorio Centroamericano
Piscina del Colegio
Natatario CAAM 1.JPG
Main Pool
Building information
Full nameRecinto Universitario de Mayagüez Natatorium
CityMiradero, Mayagüez, PR
Coordinates18°12′59.01″N 67°08′36.76″W / 18.2163917°N 67.1435444°W / 18.2163917; -67.1435444Coordinates: 18°12′59.01″N 67°08′36.76″W / 18.2163917°N 67.1435444°W / 18.2163917; -67.1435444
Capacity3,240[1]
Built2010
Opened2010
Home club(s)Tarzanes
Janes
Pools

HistoryEdit

The original Colegio pool Piscina Alumni (the "Alumni Pool") was located in the same site; it was demolished to make way for the new one. It was named for CAAM Alumni who provided funding for its construction. The Piscina Alumni was designed by Henry Klumb and it was inaugurated in 1966.[3]

The new complex was designed by the local firm, Fuster + Partners – Architects. The new natatorium cost $34 million, which was paid by the "Autoridad para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (AFI)".[2] The pool was used for swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, and have passed on to the University.[1][2] This pool served as the main venue for the 2011 CCCAN. In 2019 a gymnasium was inaugurated inside the complex.[4]

After an earthquake in early 2020 the building suffered damage to one of the walls near the swimming pools resulting in the area being sealed off.[5]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mayagüez 2010 - Sitio Web oficial de los XXI Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe - Mayagüez 2010". Archived from the original on February 26, 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-04-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Building Information". www.uprm.edu. Archived from the original on 2010-07-25.
  4. ^ "Inauguran gimnasio en el Natatorio". Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez. 2019-03-08. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  5. ^ "Sin plan la UPR para corregir las fallas que podrían comprometer sus edificios ante futuros sismos". Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (in European Spanish). 25 February 2020. Retrieved 2020-08-20.