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Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium

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.