Rensselaer, IN. Rensselaer Central High School celebrated the completion of its Natatorium on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place before the first Bombers Varsity Swim meet in the newly renovated pool vs. West Lafayette.

It was a team effort to complete the Rensselaer Central High School Natatorium renovations. After years of wear and tear, the pool and operating equipment required major updates and repairs. The project renovations took place this past summer, and the RCHS Natatorium was transformed from floor to ceiling. The project included work on the competition and diving pools, operating equipment, mechanical room, ceiling, and locker rooms.

The following improvements were completed:

  • New operating equipment with state-of-the-art pool systems featuring new surge tank for increased pool volume, pool heater, recirculation pumps, strainers, and regenerative filter system
  • Installed all new mechanical equipment and electrical circuiting, replaced lighting, and gate valves
  • Added lap timing sensor system, new starting blocks, handrails, steps, main deck drainage, and diving board
  • New ceiling – replaced existing metal ceiling panels with new 2×4 grid and ceiling pads designed for natatoriums; changed supply diffuser and wall grilles
  • Replaced concrete gutter with new stainless steel gutter systems and provided deck drain piping
  • Thickened Diving Well floor slab and provided additional structural reinforcements to address leaks
  • Updated locker rooms to include all new floor drains, lighting, new heating unit and exhaust fans, and partial ceilings for the Women’s locker room

“The Rensselaer High School pool is used throughout the year by sports teams, classes and clubs,” shared Mr. Curt Craig, Superintendent. “After fifty years of use, repairs and upgrades were desperately needed. We are ecstatic with the appearance of our pool and the ease of mechanical operation. We look forward to another fifty years of students enjoying swimming and diving.”