project highlights

pool type

8-lane competition pool


Trimble 5600 Total Station

AutoCAD Civil 3D

certification standards

USA Swimming

Verona Area High School

Verona, WI

Pool Certification for Verona Area High School

In August 2020, Verona Area High School partnered with Ramaker to gain USA Swimming certification for their competition pool. Having worked with Ramaker in the past, the school district was aware of the firm’s deep knowledge in aquatic engineering and surveying. This unique combination of expertise made Ramaker a natural fit for the project.

USA Swimming regulations cover more than racing course dimensions. Licensed surveyors and professional engineers must also evaluate water depth, starting platforms, backstroke starting grips, backstroke flags, 15-meter markings, and more. Think about it this way. If it’s in or around the pool, there’s probably a USA Swimming code for it. If you want to dive deeper into competition pool certification, you can find a complete list of USA Swimming’s guidelines here.

Why are USA Swimming standards so rigorous? Consistent regulations protect the integrity of the sport. Even if pools don’t host competitions sanctioned by USA Swimming, certification confirms that they’re safe for swim meets and fair for swimmers. Plus, certification protects potential records from being wiped out due to irregularities in pool design.

Using a Trimble 5600 Total Station and AutoCAD Civil 3D software, the Ramaker team measured and analyzed the pool according to USA Swimming’s criteria. The result? Verona Area High School’s competition pool meets all requirements and will be added to USA Swimming’s official database. In other words, swimmers can rest assured that any records broken at Verona Area High School will stand.


USA Swimming Certification in Wisconsin and the Midwest

Does your pool meet USA Swimming’s standards for competition?

Given the difficulty of recording accurate measurements in an aquatic environment, USA Swimming requires municipalities, high schools, and colleges to partner with licensed surveyors or professional engineers to gain certification.

Contact Ramaker today to schedule your USA Swimming pool certification. Our deep expertise in both aquatic engineering and surveying makes Ramaker an invaluable partner for municipalities, high schools, and universities in need of comprehensive pool surveying services.

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