In an August interview with the Hatchet, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz expressed his frustration in attempting to bringing good opponents to Foggy Bottom, saying, “We are what we are and the Smith Center is what it is.”
Earlier this month, we measured up the Smith Center’s pool against most NCAA pools. The water polo team plays in a pool only 4.5 feet deep in the shallow end (regulation is 6 feet). The pool is also 7 meters narrower than the average NCAA pool.
Today, the Hatchet reports that an unnamed donor may fund major renovations to the 32-year-old Smith Center.
In an interview with the Hatchet, Kvancz said the renovations would “markedly improve the building” and would affect “much more than basketball.” The renovations would include modernizing the locker rooms, weight rooms and pool areas as well as triple the training room space.
Kvancz expects a decision from the donor mid- to late October.
Might the Smith Center be getting a needed face lift?