Pool measurement certification of permanent racing course.

 

For a swimming record to be recognized, the racing course must be certified.

 

 

Bulkhead pools will be included in the list below but will have a “in the column next to the pool listing.  These pools must always have the “lane” the record was achieved in re-measured for a record verification.

 

 

For measurement, the pool needs to be filled with water to operational level, and have all equipment (lane lines, touchpads, starting blocks installed) If USA Swimming already has a copy of the certification on file (see list of certified pools below) a copy of the certification does not have to be mailed with the application for record if the record was achieved in a fixed wall pool.

 

IMPORTANT - For a pool to be included in the list below, all lanes must meet the “minimum” lane length requirement of 25.03 yards/meters or 50.03 meters measured without touchpads.  The pools can be measured with touchpads installed which makes the minimum length requirements 25.00 yards or meters and 50.00 meters.  Our rule book uses the term “tolerance” and this wording is copied from the FINA international rule which we must adhere to.  It is really not a tolerance in the sense we are used to – it is a minimum measurement that can be accepted.  The proper box on our forms must be checked for measurements - with pads at one end or pads at both end or without pads.  Pool depths also must be listed on the form and the minimum depth of every lane at the starting end of the pool (if dive starts are done from both ends then both ends must be listed) must be 4’0” minimum.  Measurements should be submitted in a form matching the course – meters for meters and yards for yards.  E-mail all forms to mnelson@usaswimming.org   using first class or registered mail will only delay the certification process.

 

Note – pools measured without touchpads that measure 25.029 yards/meters (or shorter) or 50.029 meters or shorter will not be listed.  If one lane is short, the pool will not be listed (certifications done after 2004).  It may be best to measure the pool with touchpads installed since many pools were built shorter than 25.03 yards/meters but still measure 25.00 with pads.

 

Having racing courses be accurate and consistent is a goal of all competitors, officials, coaches, and swimming enthusiast.  It is not fair to the swimmer to swim their best time once (in a “short pool”) and then wonder why the feat is so hard to achieve again.  It should be standard practice when a pool is built and commissioned that the length, width, and depth are checked and certified to be in compliance with USA Swimming rules.   * Note – If a pool listing has and (*) asterisk beside it, please e-mail mnelson@usaswimming.org  for more information about the listing.

 

Each facility or club has the responsibility to keep the original copy of certification in their own files. USA Swimming does not forward or send-out copies of the forms to other organizations.  These must be requested form the facility.  Our listing does not include individual lane lengths or pool depths.  If individual lane length or pool depth confirmation is required for LSC sanctioning then it is the responsibility of the facility to supply that information to the sanctioning entity.   A copy of the completed certified forms can be sent via e-mail to mneslon@usaswimming.org and the pool will be listed if it complies with USA swimming rules.

 

 

 

New York

Astoria Park Pool – New York

MR

 

08/27/1964

 

City College of New York – New York

MR

 

12/17/1950

 

Colgate University - Hamilton

AD

 

02/18/1964

 

Columbia Univ. – New York (note date for form on file)

MR

 

03/29/1951

 

Cortland State Teachers College - Cortland

NI

 

10/19/1956

 

Deer Park Pool – Deer Park – 25 meters

MR

 

05/19/1994

 

Erie Community College Aquatic Center – Buffalo – Bulkhead Pool – must be re-measured after record.

NI

 

05/26/1993

 

Duanesburg Area Community Center – Delanson

6 lane 25 yard Short Course (with pads 1E)

 

 

05/12/2010

 

Flushing YMCA of greater New York

6 lanes 25 yards Short Course (with pads 1E)

MR

 

09/27/2009

 

George W. Johnson Memorial Park – Endicott

6 lanes 50 meters Long Course (with pads 2E)

NI

 

06/30/2005

 

Goodwill Games Swim Complex – 25 meter - East Meadow (Bulkhead Pool – must be re-measured after record.)

MR

 

10/20/2001

 

Goodwill Games Swim Complex – 25 yard - East Meadow

MR

 

05/07/2001

 

Goodwill Games Swim Complex – 50 meter - East Meadow

MR

 

07/27/1998

 

Hofstra Univ. Swim Center – Hempstead

Bulkhead Pool – must be re-measured after record.

MR

 

03/15/1984

 

Monroe Community College – PE Complex - Rochester

NI

 

06/26/1979

 

Nassau County Aquatic Center – East Meadow

10 lanes 25 yards Short Course – Reverse Double West pool (with pads 1E)

10 lanes 25 yards Short Course – Reverse Double East pool (with pads 1E)

10 lanes 25 yards Short Course – Double West pool (with pads 1E)

10 lanes 25 yards Short Course – Double East pool (with pads 1E)

10 lanes 25 yards Short Course – Middle pool (with pads 1E)

10 lanes 25 Meters Short Course – Double West pool (with pads 1E)

10 lanes 25 Meters Short Course – Double East pool (with pads 1E)

10 lanes 50 meters Long Course – Reverse competition (Dive pool) (with pads 2E) 

10 lanes 50 meters Long Course – West pool championship set up – (with pads 2 E)

 

 

 

B

 

B

 

B

 

B

 

B

 

B

 

B

 

B

 

B

10/08/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/09/2014

 

New York University – University Heights – New York

MR

 

11/03/1950

 

North Lindenhurst Pool - Lindenhurst

MR

 

07/07/1993

 

Nottingham HS pools – Syracuse

Bulkhead Pool – must be re-measured after record.

NI

 

09/08/1980

 

Poundridge City pool – Pound Ridge

MR

 

06/18/1993

 

State Univ. College at Geneseo – Geneseo

NI

 

02/07/1979

 

Thornburgh Aquatics Center – New York, NY

6 lane 25 yards Short Course (with pads 1E)

 

 

07/24/2014

 

Trotta Millennium Pool – Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester – Mt. Kisco

8 lane 25 yards Short Course

MR

 

07/16/2009

 

US Military Academy – West Point

Bulkhead Pool – must be re-measured after record.

MR

B

03/21/1972

 

West Irondequoit Facility – Irondequoit

8 lanes 25 yards Short Course (with pads 1E)

NI

 

11/16/2009

 

Webster Aquatic Center – Webster

10 lanes 25 yards Short Course (with pads 1E)

8 lanes 25 yards Short Course (with pads 1E) Deep course

8 lanes 50 meters Long Course (with pads 1E)

NI

 

 

11/24/2009

02/10/2010

 

02/10/2010