June 17, 2014 - by

Morcom Aquatics Center  

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In 2008 Florida State opened its new $10.5 million Morcom Aquatic Center.  The state-of-the-art facility is located off-campus next to the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course.  The main pool features up to 30 practice lanes and maintains a temperature of 80 degrees.  FSU swims in the same pool that hosted the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal, Canada.  During those World Championships nine world records were broken.  Included in the record breaking performances were American’s Aaron Peirsol (200m back), Ian Crocker (100m fly) and Jessica Hardy (100m breast).


The Morcom Aquatics Center can also be set up to train long course meters or Olympic Size. 

The diving well features two one-meter and two three-meter springboards as well as one, three, five, seven-and-a-half and 10-meter platforms.  The platforms are 10-feet wide making them the widest in the nation. 



The diving pool is kept temperature controlled at 82 degrees and also features a sparger compression bubble used to soften a divers impact during entry while practicing platform dives.  Divers will also be able to practice their dives using the dryland equipment which includes two springboards attached to an intricate rope and pully system, a trampoline and four dry land boards. 


An aerial view of the diving dryland training equipment. 

Spacious locker rooms and coaches offices are located in the adjoined 10,000 square-foot building, which house the athletes equipment and coaching staff. It also houses a small team lounge. 

Since opening its doors, the Morcom Aquatics Center has become a host site for major USA Diving competitions and training events including the more recent 2013 World Championship Trials and 2014 U.S. World Cup Synchro Trials. 

In addition to collegiate competitions, the Morcom Aquatics Center hosts high school swim meets featuring teams from Leon County in addition to the Tallahassee Youth Triathlon Series. It is also the home of Club Seminoles – A USA Swimming Club. 


Important pricing note:

After six years of operation we are increasing our entry fees by $1.00 and by popular request we are adding 15 and 30 visit passes for your convenience.

We have set the prices for the 15 and 30 visit passes to include 1 free swim when purchasing the 15 visit pass and 2 free swims when purchasing a 30 visit pass.  Also, we will keep a log of all passes sold in case you misplace your pass.

We will no longer have the semester and annual passes for sale.  However, if you currently have one of these passes we will certainly honor thru its expiration date.


Facility Hours

May 8-Aug.27 2017

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

50m Pool: 6:00-7:00 am, 9:00am-2:00pm, 4:30- 7:00 pm

Dive Pool: 6:00 am – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Thursday

50m Pool : 6:00 – 7:00 am, 9:00 am -7:30 pm

Dive Pool: 6:00 am – 7:30 pm


50m Pool: 10:00am – 5:00 pm

Dive Pool: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm


50m Pool & Dive Pool: 10:00 am – 5 pm


Pool Temperatures

Summer Temps:

Competition Pool – 79-80 degrees

Dive Pool – 82-84 degrees

Winter Temps:

Competition Pool – 80-82 degrees

Dive Pool – 86 degrees


Admission Pricing

Long course available April 2015           

FSU Student Daily (Valid FSUID Required) – $2.00

FSU Faculty and Staff (Valid FSUID Required) – $3.50

General Public Daily (Age 1-61) – $4.00

Senior Daily (Age 62+) – $3.00

15 Visit Pass – FSU Student – $28.00

15 Visit Pass – FSU Faculty – $49.00

15 Visit Pass – General Public – $56.00

15 Visit Pass – Senior – $42.00

30 Visit Pass – FSU Student – $56.00

30 Visit Pass – FSU Faculty – $98.00

30 Visit Pass – General Public – $112.00

30 Visit Pass – Senior – $84.00

Locker Rental – Semester – $22.50

Locker Rental – Each Additional Semester – $16.25

Daily Towel Rental – $1.00

10 Use Towel Rental – Semester – $10.00


Phone Number:

644 – POOL (7665)

Driving Directions


FROM: Interstate 10 – Westbound – Exit 196

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  • Take exit 196 for SR-263 S toward Regional Airport
  • Turn left at Capital Circle NW / SR-263 S
  • Turn left at W Orange Ave / SR-371
  • Continue to follow SR-371
  • Turn left at Pottsdamer St

FROM: Interstate 10 – Eastbound – Exit 196

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  • Head east on Exit 196
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Regional Airport/SR-263 S and merge onto Capital Circle NW/SR-263 S
  • Turn left at W Orange Ave / SR-371
  • Continue to follow SR-371
  • Turn left at Pottsdamer St


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  • Head southeast on US-90/Veteran’s Memorial Hwy toward S McArthur St
  • Continue to follow US-90
  • Turn right at Capital Circle NW / SR-263
  • Turn left at W Orange Ave / SR-371
  • Continue to follow SR-371
  • Turn left at Pottsdamer St

FROM: Route 319 (Thomasville Rd.)

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  • Head southwest on SR-61 S/Thomasville Rd/US-319 S toward Rhea Rd
    Continue to follow SR-61 S
  • Turn right at CR-373
  • Continue straight onto W Lake Bradford Rd / SR-371
  • Turn right at Pottsdamer St

FROM: Airport

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  • Head east on Capital Circle SW/SR-263 toward CR-2205 / S. Lake Bradford Rd
  • Turn left at CR-2205 / S Lake Bradford Rd
  • Slight right at W Lake Bradford Rd / SR-371
  • Turn left at Pottsdamer St


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