Raymond Arthur Bussard Aquatic Center
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On November 8, 1980, the Dynamo organization realized its long sought dream of a home facility with the dedication of the new Dynamo Community Swim Center. The $500,000 facility is a two-pool complex owned and operated by the Dynamo Parents` Club, Inc. In addition to accommodating the training needs of the Dynamo Swim Club, the facility also serves the Atlanta community with instructional, health, certification, and recreational programs for people of all ages.
The focal point of the Swim Center is the indoor 25-yard by 25-meter competition pool. The 25 yard course offers 10 lanes, each 8-feet in width. To minimize water turbulence, the pool ranges in depth form 6-1/2 to 7 feet and is constructed with an 18-inch deep overflow gutter system. Olympians Michael Phelphs, Tracy Caulkins and Angel Meyers have set American Records in this pool. The second indoor pool is 25-yards long by 35-feet wide, providing an additional 5 lanes for training. This pool is used for instructional purposes and also serves as the warm-up/warm-down facility during competition. In addition to the two indoor pools, the Chamblee Swim Center houses administrative offices, a meeting/ concession room, and a 25 x 30-foot weight training room equipped with both Universal and Nautilus strength-training machines. The facility accommodates up to 600 competitors and spectators and includes dressing rooms with adequate shower and toilet facilities.
A third pool, which was completed in the spring of 1991, is a $750,000 8-lane 50-meter outdoor pool. The depth, 7 feet on each end and 9 feet in the center, and a state-of-the -art water return system are designed to make this a great competition pool as well as expanding our outstanding training complex. The outdoor pool has been enclosed in a clamshell structure providing additional year-round training space as well as enhancing the ability to offer regional and national level meets.