Mangione Aquatic Center
The Greyhound swimming and diving teams use Loyola's Mangione Aquatic Center, which is located on the north end of campus, as their home for practices and competition. The $25-million state-of-the-art facility was completed in the fall of 2000. Regarded conference-wide as the best pool in the MAAC, not only has the facility hosted the last six championship meets, but it also plays host to a number of Loyola's regular season meets as well as club and high school swim competitions each year.
The natatorium is bathed in sunshine from the skylights that span the ceiling several stories above the pool's surface. The pool stretches ten lanes across its 25-yard length and 75-foot width. Movable bulkheads separate the diving area from the swimming area. Seats for 600 spectators bank upward from the pool deck, which is also home to a whirlpool and sauna. The Fitness and Aquatic Center offers far more than a spectacular natatorium. Other highlights include a 30-foot indoor climbing wall, a 6,000-square foot fitness center with more than 70 pieces of fitness machinery, an elevated indoor track, four racquetball courts and two squash courts, two aerobic/martial arts studios, a three-court gymnasium and a multi-activity court with rounded corners and plexiglass walls for indoor soccer and floor hockey. Before construction began on the FAC, which is the largest project in College history at 115,000 feet, Loyola administrators traveled to similar facilities throughout the region and incorporated the best each had to offer into its design. The results are impressive.