Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center
Stetson University is leading statewide efforts to address the environmental concerns. Stetson's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience focuses on cross-disciplinary, collaborative solutions to tackling complex environmental issues.
The new Stetson Aquatic Center is an iconic facility located on 10 acres at Lake Beresford that will house the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience as well as the University's rowing teams. Here, the Institute will deliver public programs, conduct research along the St. Johns River and convene stakeholders to consider policies and practices that affect our water resources.
The Stetson Aquatic Center is also the recipient of a grant from Volusia County through its ECHO program. The grant will assist Stetson in developing the Bartram Gardens, boardwalk, outdoor classroom, public restroom, and canoe/kayak launch. It will also enhance public access and provide a park-like setting to be enjoyed by the community.
Built primarily with a generous gift from Sandra Stetson, the great-granddaughter of the university's namesake, John B. Stetson, the facility was designed by noted New York architect Preston T. Phillips.