The James E. Martin Aquatics Center is a swimming complex on the Auburn University campus in Auburn, Alabama. It is the home pool of the Auburn University and Auburn High School swimming and diving programs. The Martin Aquatics Center has hosted the NCAA Men's (1998) and Women's (2003) Swimming and Diving Championships, as well as the US Open in 1995, 2000, and 2005. In 2002, Sports Illustrated rated the Martin Aquatics Center indoor pool the third-fastest pool in the United States.
The 77,629 ft² James E. Martin Aquatics Center consists of three pools: an indoor training pool (built in 1969), an outdoor training pool (2007), a competition pool with diving well (1993). The Center is named for James E. Martin, President of Auburn University from 1984 through 1992, who spearheaded the facility's construction.
The Martin Aquatics Center competition pool was constructed in 1993 as part of a $10.5 million expansion to the previous swimming facility. The pool is 77 metres (253 ft)×25 metres (82 ft), with a general depth of 9 feet (2.7 m)-10 feet (3.0 m) extending to 16.5 feet (5.0 m) in the diving well. The pool has two moveable bulkheads allowing for variable distance competitions and simultaneous diving.
The pool contains a gutter system which minimizes wave reflection along the sides of the pool, as well as a water pass-through system in the bulkheads which reduces wave reflection on turns. The diving area contains platforms of the following heights: 1 metre (3.3 ft), 3 metres (9.8 ft), 5 metres (16 ft), 7.5 metres (25 ft) and 10 metres (33 ft), and springboards of the following heights: two 1 metre (3.3 ft) and two 3 metres (9.8 ft) . The facility contains seating for 1000 spectators and 800 competitors.
The facility contains an indoor training pool, constructed in 1969, which previously served as the competition pool, and an outdoor pool, completed in 2007 at a cost of approximately $2 million. The outdoor training pool is 50×25 m with 10 lanes.