Wave Pool Design for the US Coast Guard

The Challenge

The Coast Guard Aviation Technical Training Center was a new facility created for rough water rescue and survival training. In order to create the real-life ocean conditions needed for effective training the Coast Guard turned to the expert wave technicians at ADG. The challenge:

  • Create “real-feel” waves to mimic rough ocean conditions
  • Create multiple training environments for simultaneous use

The Solution

Three pools were developed with ADG Wave Generation equipment featuring their award winning WaveTek™ technology specifically designed to mimic real life ocean settings. A 1.2 million gallon main pool included a six-foot wide ADG moveable bulkhead with a massive overhead curtain capable of creating separate environments for simultaneous training exercises. For maximum programmability and ease of use, the entire pool system and wave machinery is controlled from a single panel on a hoist.

The Result

Completed in 2012, the $25 million U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Training Facility is a state-of-the-art facility capable of simulating the unpredictable and dangerous situations that rescue teams often encounter. According to U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, the new facility “represents a major step forward in providing the best training available for Coast Guard search and rescue crews.”

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Aquatic Development Group