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Minges Natatorium

Minges Natatorium

East Carolina University's Minges Natatorium, located in the Minges Coliseum complex, serves as the home for all Pirate swimming and diving activities.

With a seating capacity of over 300, Minges Natatorium boasts two separate competitive pools. The swimmers utilize an eight lane, 25-yard competition pool with state of the art training and timing capabilities. At the other end of the facility the divers use a separate six lane, 20-yard diving tank. The spacious diving well features two one-meter spring boards, two three-meter springboards, along with a separate one-meter platform. All four boards have updated and calibrated Durafirm fulcrums. The diving pool also utilizes two video playback systems with 40" monitors on each side of the pool providing immediate feedback to the athletes. A separate water temperature control system creates a more comfortable training situation. Divers also have access to a number of dry land training tools including a trampoline, dry board with spotting rig, and various tumbling mats for core and stability workouts.

A 2013 overhaul of the water filtration systems and air temperature control system have created an ideal competition and training environment. An indirect lighting system, along with improvements to the facilities acoustics and sound system was added in the summer of 2014. These recent updates have made Minges one of the nicest collegiate aquatic facilities in the state.