The Hulbert Experience
The West Fargo community has long been a community of swimmers. West Fargo Public Schools’ original indoor pool opened in 1976 and with it came an opportunity for the school district to build a long-lasting relationship with the community’s swimming families. After nearly forty years, the swimming pool was identified as an area in need of improvement. In 2015, a $98.1 million school district bond referendum was passed by voters to address the growing needs of the school district and the community. Included in the bond package was $18.3 million for the construction of a new aquatic center.
The state-of-the-art facility was designed around the acquisition of the 2016 Olympic Trials pool used in Omaha, Nebraska. The pool was purchased and donated by UP Aquatics, a group of regional philanthropists with a passion for swimming and diving. In addition to the bond, UP Aquatics raised $3.2 million to upgrade the project’s initial construction plans. With the fundraised dollars, the facility installed a Colorado Time System, enhanced diving board platforms, and additional spectator seating.
Today, Hulbert Aquatic Center is home to the school district’s high school boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams: the West Fargo Packers, the Sheyenne Mustangs, and the Horace Hawks.
- Neptune Benson's Defender Filtration System
- ETS Ultra Violet Water Treatment System
- 1,100 Patron Molded Seating Mezzanine
- 640 On-Deck Athlete Seating
- 11 x 20 Full-Color Colorado Time System Video Board
- Fully Integrated In-Deck Colorado Time System for Swimming & Diving
3,930 cubic yards of concrete
9,650 bricks and 74,250 blocks
407 tons of steel
4,670 square feet of glazing
740 gallons of paint
867,660 gallons of water in the pool, with over one million gallons including the pumps, piping, and surge tank