Type of Facility: School/College/University
Facility Accessibility: Private-Accepts Non-Members
Number of Pools: 1
Amenities: Showers, Handicapped Accessible, Locker Rooms, Towel Service
Other Amenities: Components of the Preston Center include a weight room, fitness room, gymnasium, dance studio, racquetball courts, a pro-shop, the Outdoor Recreation & Adventure Center, a Health & Fitness Lab, and many other features.
Activities Offered: Diving Team, Lap Swim
Other Activities: sports, fitness
Equipment: Diving Board (1-meter)
Non-Diving Related Equipment: Backstroke Flags, Lane Lines
Teams/Clubs: USA Swimming Team, College/University Swim Team
Admission Rates: Guest passes cost $5 per guest, per day.
Student passes cost $30.00 per semester.
Extended family members of all Preston Center members are eligible to join for the summer at a cost of $30 per family member. "Buddy" memberships are also available to non-family or non-extended family members for $50 a summer.
Alumni members will complete a Preston Center membership application. The membership fee ($150 for individuals, $300 for family) will be due at the time of application.
Members of the WKU Cherry Society are eligible for Preston Center membership for $300 per year. Family memberships (spouse and children/grandchildren) are available for $600 per year.
Name: Raymond B. Preston Center at Western Kentucky University
Depth Shallowest: Feet
Depth Deepest: 13 Feet
The Bill Powell Natatorium includes a 25-meter x 25-yard swimming pool, which contains 350,000 gallons of water. The pool depth ranges from four to thirteen feet and includes ten 25-yard lanes. The design also allows for eight 25-meter lanes.