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University of Iowa

Community Service

The University of Iowa Scuba Club looks for ways to give back to the community that supports us. The club has always welcomed ways to get involved and use our skills whenever possible.

Fieldhouse Pool Maintenance

The Scuba Club has been asked on multiple occasions by Facilities Management to help in the upkeep of the Fieldhouse Pool. The scuba club gladly obliged and provided industrial scuba diving services free of charge to the University. Club members dove in confined water spaces to clean filters and check piping. This technical diving would otherwise retail for close to $200 per hour.

Swim Competition Preparation

The University of Iowa Fieldhouse Pool has many features that make it an outstanding place to swim, sports dive, and work out. During Hawkeye Swim Seasons the large divider running the width of the pool needs to be moved a few meters to make the pool regulation length. The bulkhead has 10 support posts beneath it holding it above the pool floor. These supports need to be removed, the bulkhead moved, and then the support re-inserted. Scuba members dive during this operation to make quick work of a task that would otherwise be complicated to complete.

Recreation Center Pool Check

The Scuba Club was called upon to complete an industrial diving project for McComas Lacina Construction and the University of Iowa. The new recreation center diving well had just been poured, and was still raw, with no finishing touches in place. Scuba members dove in dark, murky, cold water to attempt to find a large leak causing thousands of gallons a day to leak from the diving well. This industrial diving is normally valued at over $200 per hour.

Iowa City Community Center

The Iowa City Community Center requested that the Scuba Club visit their summer day camp program to do a scuba diving presentation for their day camp members. Scuba Club officers brought equipment and posters to the camp on two separate days to demonstrate scuba gear and let kids try on the equipment. The kids showed great interest in diving and the ICCC appreciated the visit.

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