Swimming & Diving Facilities | Officially Home of Cougar Club

Swimming & Diving Facilities

One of the finest facilities in the nation when it was completed in 1971, this building was named for Stephen L. Richards. Besides being a proponent of physical education and good sportsmanship, Richards served on the BYU Board of Trustees, as assistant commissioner of Church education and as a counselor in the First Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The facility includes three heated swimming pools which serve as the home for BYU's men's and women's swimming and diving teams. Pool facilities include aluminum diving boards, under-water lighting, observation and photography windows, permanent racing lanes and equipment for beginning swimmers and family groups.

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Richards Building Quick Facts

Opened: 1971
Pools: 3 Olympic-size heated pools