Lejeune Hall is one of the many impressive athletic facilities at the United States Naval Academy. This fine swimming and wrestling complex is named after the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune, a member of the Naval Academy Class of 1888. It is the first building at the academy to be named for a Marine Corps officer. Although the 1982-built, $13.5-million building is completely modern in conception and materials, its regularly placed columns and raised roof area compliment the traditional turn of the century French Renaissance style campus with its vocabulary of granite walls and mansard roofs. The facility provides the U.S. Naval Academy with one of the worlds finest facilities for all competitive swimming, diving and water polo events in intercollegiate, U.S. Swimming and Diving and Olympic categories.
The large pool is 25 meters-by-50 meters with an eight-foot depth. A movable bulkhead enables the team to train at any distance. The bulkhead may be moved to the end of the pool and hoisted out of the water to storage in the ceiling for 50 meter competition. The pool provides 23 25-meter short course lanes or 10 50-meter long course lanes.
Deep water, wide lanes and the latest gutter technology available makes the Lejeune Pool one of the fastest competitive facilities in existence.
The pool underwent a nearly $11 million renovation in the fall of 2012. Included among the list of upgrades to the facility were: installed a Daktronics 10mm video board display and swim / dive scoring system; replaced pool filtration, circulation, and chlorination systems; replaced all tile in the pools and on pool decks; replaced HVAC system; repainted the walls; replaced the movable bulkhead in the lap pool and replaced the glazed glass in both skylights.
The diving well also saw extensive renovations to it take place in the summer of 2009 season as the buildings original diving tower was torn down and replaced by a new one. The over $1 million project featured new 1 and 3-meter springboard areas, as well as the construction of new 5, 7.5 and 10-meter platform areas. Over 100-yards of concrete form the new cantilevered tower, with glass handrails connecting walkways to each of the diving sections. The diving pool is 60-feet-by-52-feet with depths varying from 14-17 feet. There is a powerful bubbler system under each level and a trampoline-dry land board port-a-pit apparatus located on the pool deck to assist in training. In addition, the diving wall has three underwater observation windows.