DeNunzio Pool was constructed in 1990 with state-of-the-art design and technology, making it among the fastest pools in the nation. The facility is located east of Jadwin Gymnasium. The pool measures 50 meters by 25 yards with a minimum depth of nine feet and a maximum depth of 17 feet. The pool has two movable bulkheads which allow for various course configurations for swimming and water polo. The facility features a fully automatic Colorado timing system with electronic scoring for diving and water polo. The pool building includes complete facilities for diving (one and three meter springboards as well as a 10-meter platform with intermediate towers.)
There are bleachers to accommodate 1,700 spectators, men’s and women’s locker rooms, an exercise room, offices, and a conference room in the building. The building and pool are ADA accessible. Caldwell Fieldhouse connects to DeNunzio Pool at deck level and houses additional locker rooms for visiting teams and an athletic training room as well as a connecting tunnel to Jadwin.
The facility has recently undergone a complete renovation and expansion of both the varsity locker rooms and the construction of new recreational and visiting locker rooms. The lobby and concourse were upgraded as part of this renovation as well with historic photos and All-America honors, several of which can be seen on this page. Also installed during the renovation was a brand new state-of-the-art sound system which compliments the new 9’x 17’ Colorado full color LED video and scoreboard truly making DeNunzio one of the finest competition pools in the nation.
DeNunzio hosted the 1999 Ivy League swimming and diving championships as part of the League’s 25th anniversary of women’s athletics. A sellout crowd of an estimated 1,700 people packed the bleachers for the final night of competition of one of the most exciting meets in recent history. The pool has hosted several Ivy and EISL championships since.
The facility has also played host to the men’s and women’s Southern, Eastern and ECAC Championships in water polo and an exhibition between the Princeton women’s water polo team and the U.S. National Team preceding the 2004 Olympics. In addition, DeNunzio Pool will enter the national spotlight as it has been selected as the host site of the NCAA Division I men’s water polo championships in 2009.