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Naval Air Station Pensacola

Pensacola, Florida

About The Aquatic Facility Design

Navy Rescue Swimming School Training Center
Naval Air Station Pensacola

Known as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation”, Naval Air Station Pensacola serves as the launching point for the flight training of every Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer (NFO), and enlisted aircrewman. NAS Pensacola directly supports the training of student aviators from Officer Candidate School and survival training, all the way to the coveted “Wings of Gold.”

Aquatic Design Consultants, Inc. designed the mission critical Aviation Rescue Swimmer School at NAS Pensacola. This facility is used to train pilot and rescue personnel the critical techniques needed for successful open seas rescue of downed aviators in all weather conditions. This facility has no equal in its ability to train personnel for this vital mission.

Rescue Swimmer School

This project required design and development of systems that had never been built or tested before.
The core element of the facility is a 45 meter by 25 meter pool with varied depths and a movable bridge over the center of the pool.

Waves are generated to simulate deep ocean conditions, and lifelike simulators create helicopter rescue conditions for  students.

Movable parachute rigs allow practice of parachute rescue conditions. State-of-the-art water conditioning systems are utilized to assure proper quality at all times.

Daytime and nighttime conditions can be simulated with various weather conditions during any training mission.

OTHER recent Aquatic projects

This list is provided to show the diversity of our planning, design, construction administration, and in some cases design/build experience.

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Chautauqua Aquatic Park
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Rogers Wellness Center
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Marine Corps Camp Lejeune
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Westside Natatorium
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Marysville Aquatic Center
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Tri-Lakes Family Center
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YMCA of Omaha
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Lincoln Country Club
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Burlington Aquatic Center
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John Knox Village Aquatic Facility
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YMCA of Omaha
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Nebraska City
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Norton Aquatic Center
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Osage Prairie YMCA
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Grand Falls Casino Resort
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Gonzaga Aquatic Facility Study
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Fredonia Aquatic Center
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Federal Aviation Administration
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(Oklahoma City, OK)

Victory Junction Aquatic Center
(Kansas City, KS)