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The Triangle Aquatic Center (TAC) is conveniently located off Interstate 40 at Exit 291 and adjacent to Cary’s largest shopping mall, Cary Towne Center. The facility is 72,000 sq. ft. and is the largest public aquatic facility in North Carolina.

To meet the various aquatic needs of the Triangle area, the new facility includes:

  • Three pools – a 50-meter Competition Pool, a 25-yard Program Pool as well as an Instructional Pool
  • Comfortable spectator seating with capacity for up to 1000 people
  • Fresh and Healthy Cafe
  • Trident Swim Shop
  • Dryland fitness area
  • Classroom
  • Administrative offices
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Future fitness center

50-Meter Competition Pool



The Competition Pool is 50 meters long by 25 yards wide. One moveable bulkhead allows for long or short course events as well as the hosting of water polo, synchronized swimming and other aquatic events.

To meet competition needs, the pool can be configured as 8 long-course lanes or 18 short-course lanes and can support up to 23 short-course training lanes. The pool ranges in depth from 7 feet to 12 feet at the short-course competition end. Water temperature is maintained between 79 – 81 degrees. Two matrix scoreboards for results and competitor names are located above the competition pool. Spectator capacity within the Triangle Aquatic Center facility is 1000 with room for additional seating of 600 on deck.

Program Pool



Located adjacent to the competition pool is a 10-lane, 25-yard Training Pool. This multi-purpose pool is available for lap swimming, swim lessons, aqua fitness classes and general swimming. Water temperature is kept at 81 – 83 degrees.

Instructional Pool


Housed in its own room, the Instructional Pool is a shallow, warm-water pool. The water temperature is maintained between 86 – 88 degrees making this pool area an inviting and comfortable atmosphere for beginner swimming classes as well as therapy or rehabilitation for adults.