project highlights

services provided

Full-Service Architectural, Aquatic Design, Civil, Structural

anticipated completion date

2022

pool area

7,500 SF

features

Swimming instruction opportunities for children, as well as two 25m swim lanes for stroke practice and recreational use

Dolphin Swim Academy

Cottage Grove, WI

Dolphin Swim Academy was unanimously approved by the Village of Cottage Grove to move forward with the construction of a new 7,500 SF swimming instruction facility in the Village’s Commerce Park. Following discussions with the Village’s Ad-Hoc Architectural Review Committee and Plan Commission, the project made its way through the entirety of the Village’s process, as the Village welcomes the addition of the Swim Academy to its local community!  Situated at the intersection of Landmark Drive and Limestone Pass, the facility will house swimming instruction opportunities for children, as well as two 25m swim lanes for stroke practice and recreational use.

The team at Ramaker has enjoyed the opportunity to work with Academy owner Brittany Ballweg to conceptualize the facility.  From preliminary programming and space-planning efforts, through building design & engineering and site planning and aquatics design, the Ramaker team addressed all AE disciplines to transition Dolphin Swim Academy’s well-known presence into a physical location within the Village!  “Dolphin Swim Academy is excited to start making waves in the community through quality swim lessons and water safety education,” says Ballweg.  The community’s response has been nothing but welcoming!  The Forbair Group, led by President Nick McDonald – a swimmer himself – will lead the General Contracting efforts of the project.

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