The Aquatic and Fitness Center is an eye-catching, well-designed facility on the Fairfax campus, which opened in 1998. It was named as a 1999 Facility of Merit by Athletic Business magazine. The newly named Jim McKay Natatorium, located inside the Aquatic and Fitness Center, has been the host facility for the past five CAA Swimming and Diving Championships and is expected to become the annual home of that event. The $11.2 million, 66,000 square-foot, two-pool complex features a 50-meter Olympic-sized pool and a 25-yard recreational pool. The Aquatic and Fitness Center also includes a fitness gallery, four classrooms, whirlpool and sauna. A year-long construction project will begin in November 2004 to build an additional wing to facilitate more fitness equipment, exercise rooms and locker rooms.