9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311
Enter CSUB from Camino Media on Roadrunner Drive. Park in Lot I to the right.
The beautiful John S. Hillman Memorial Aquatic Center, located on the Cal State University, Bakersfield campus, is the practice and competition facility of the 13-time NCAA Division II National Championship men's swimming team and the women's swimming program. Recent improvements allowed the HMAC to host the Speedo Junior Nationals in July, 1999.
The aquatics center was completed in April of 1983 and contains an eight-lane, 50-meter competition pool with a 10-lane short course, and a separate six-lane 3-foot deep training pool. There are one- and three-meter diving boards, and the pool is heated year-round.
The complex also boasts an electronic scoreboard and a Colorado timing system which computerizes results. When swimmers touch the pool pads their times are displayed on the scoreboard, then are relayed through cables to a computer located in the office. The computer then seeds the athletes and sets up heats based on the finish times. In addition, bleachers and canopies are available for spectators.
An office, a mechanical room for filtering and treatment, restrooms, and a dry-land training facility complete the center