Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium
The Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium, which is located in the Cam Henderson Center on the Marshall University campus, is the home of the Marshall women's swimming & diving program.
The Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium, an 800-seat swimming area, was opened in 1981 as part of the Cam Henderson Center. The natatorium was named in honor of a former professor and chair of physical education.
In 2002, the natatorium was updated with a $300,000 renovation of the swimming arena. The most important element of that project was the installation of a movable bulkhead (wall). The bulkhead can transform the pool to be compatible for meter and yardage swim meets.
Other aspects of the renovation included a new filtration system, state-of-the-art starting and timing system, a complete paint job on the ceiling and deck tiles, new diving boards, competition flags and a new sound system. It also included the addition of VASA, Power Reel and Power Rack training equipment to the complex, as well as regular pool training equipment.