RUM Natatorium

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Natatorio Carlos Berrocal
Piscina Alumni
Natatorio Centroamericano
Piscina del Colegio
Natatario CAAM 1.JPG
Main Pool
Building information
Full name Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez Natatorium
City Miradero, Mayagüez, PR
Coordinates 18°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
Capacity 3,240[1]
Built 2010
Opened 2010
Home club(s) Tarzanes
Janes
Pools

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]

History[edit]

University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.logo.jpg

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.[4] The new natatorium cost $34 millions, which was paid by the "Autoridad para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (AFI)".[2] The pool will be used for the Swimming Events such as swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, and afterward they will pass to the University.[1][2]

This pool served as the main venue for the 2011 CCCAN.

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