Koury Natatorium

The Koury Natatorium is one of the top 10 competition pools in the United States, ranking among the elite facilities in Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Austin, Atlanta and Los Angeles. After 48 seasons of intercollegiate swimming and diving competition in historic Bowman Gray Pool, the Tar Heel men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams moved into the Natatorium in October 1986. The pool, which features underwater speakers and observation booths, holds one million gallons of water. The natatorium also contains outstanding facilities for diving with five-meter platform facilities added to the already existing two one-meter boards and two three-meter boards, a separate scoreboard and message board and high chairs used by judges in major meets.