na·​ta·​to·​ri·​um | \ ˌnā-tə-ˈtȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce natatorium (audio) , ˌna-\

Definition of natatorium

: an indoor swimming pool

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Meanwhile, in another agenda item, the council will consider the sale of the land where the abandoned natatorium stands at the CityCentre development that could become the site of another hotel. Paul Gattis |,, "New hotel project proposed for downtown Huntsville," 24 July 2019 New Belmont Park natatorium pays homage to the past, but includes an ultramodern roof that opens and closes based on the temperature. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mission Beach Plunge pool reopens after 5 years and $12M in fixes," 3 July 2019 Some projects, like the UW-Madison's renovations at Camp Randall and its natatorium (an indoor pool) and a $35 million residence hall addition at UW-Stout, would ultimately be repaid by the revenue the buildings generate. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'The writing is on the wall': UWM officials cautiously optimistic for new chemistry building," 11 June 2019 Construction workers clambered over a shell that will house a $68 million community center with a natatorium for competitive swimming. Adam Geller, The Seattle Times, "A community that backed Trump says no to migrant detention center," 30 July 2018 The bathing girls will parade around the interior promenade of the natatorium, this procession signaling the inauguration of the night’s festivities., "May 29, 1925: Belmont Park dedicated," 29 May 2018 Grate said the natatorium could be rented for swim meets, similar to the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis facility in Downtown Indianapolis. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Westfield schools to partner on $35M YMCA, Olympic-sized natatorium near Grand Park," 10 May 2018 Grander visions for the soccer complex had included mention of a larger footprint including a water park and possibly a natatorium. Lawrence Specker,, "Once DOA, proposed Mobile soccer complex has new life," 19 Apr. 2018 Additionally, over half of the CBAC members favored the inclusion of a new district natatorium, but the project lacked the two-thirds support necessary to be included either bond proposal. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Humble ISD calls $575 million bond election," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of natatorium

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for natatorium

Late Latin, from Latin natare

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