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Allan Jones Aquatic Center

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Following construction of the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center, Tennessee has two indoor 50-meter pools, two indoor diving wells and an outdoor 50-meter pool with an additional diving well.

The Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center elevates Tennessee's status among the nation's elite swimming and diving programs.

The state-of-the-art facility boasts a full-size 50-meter competition pool, a separate competition diving well, a strength training center, sports medicine facility and high-tech team room.

A separate competition diving well is slated to feature five platforms with heights varying from one to ten meters.

Other amenities include permanent seating for 1,800 spectators with a spacious deck area to accommodate up to 2,000 additional individuals, teams and other personnel comfortably during meets.

The Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center is located next to the Student Aquatic Center, which served as Tennessee's previous home pool.

With the new facility, Tennessee now has two indoor 50-meter pools, two indoor diving wells and an outdoor 50-meter pool with a diving well. These facilities com-bine to give Tennessee one of the top aquatic centers in the country.

Competed in 2008 at a cost of more than $24 million, the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center allows the Vols to swim in one of the best aquatic facilities in the nation.

The complex gives UT three aquatics facilities in a two-block area.

About Allan Jones

The facility is named in honor of Allan Jones, who made a $4 million challenge gift as part of Tennessee's STEP UP Capital Campaign for athletic facilities.

W. Allan Jones, a native of Cleveland, TN, began working in his family's Credit Bureau business at the age of 20 while a student at MTSU. After nearly 25 years he sold the business, and in 1993, Jones established Check Into Cash, a payday advance company that now has more than 1270 locations in 32 states.

In addition to serving as Chairman and CEO of Check Into Cash, Inc., Jones is also Chairman of Jones Management Services, LLC, which provides management and administrative services to his many different businesses including The Village Green Town Center, The Bald Headed Bistro, Crescent H Guest Ranch in Jackson Hole, The Spot Restaurant and The Village Bake Shop. Pawn Shops of America and Buy Here Pay Here USA are the newest additions to Jones' family of companies. Another of his ventures, Jones Properties, LLC, owns numerous historic, commercial and residential buildings in downtown Cleveland.

Jones serves on a number of community boards and in several capacities with the University of Tennessee, both at Knoxville and Chattanooga. He was awarded the City of Cleveland's highest business honor, the M.C. Headrick Free Enterprise Award, given by the Chamber of Commerce. He was inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2003.

All facilities and facilities projects at the University of Tennessee are supported by donations to the Tennessee Fund and season tickets.

For more information on how you can help support Tennessee Athletics, visit the Tennessee Fund homepage for more information.

 
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