Who & What is COM Aquatics?

Fifty years ago (1967), a group of Midland parents with a vision of swimming excellence for their children established what we now know as COM Aquatics, Inc. In June of 1972, the Mabee Memorial Aquatic Center officially opened. It consisted of a 25 yard competition pool and, later, a learn-to-swim pool, locker rooms and administrative offices.

COM expanded in 1993 with the addition of the Abell-Hanger Pool and the O’Shaughnessy Diving Center. COM could now accommodate competitive divers and swimmers, with two second-story spectator seating areas. The diving center includes ten, seven, five, and three meter platforms and four three and one meter springboards. Additionally, the establishment of the Aquatic Therapy and Water Aerobics programs broadened COM’s reach.

In 2000, the addition of a dedicated therapy pool (Pevehouse Pool), aerobics pool (de-Compiegne-Wallace Pool), diver training room, aerobics studio, weight/cardio room and an expanded swim shop was completed. COM is now able to offer comprehensive fitness programs to those in the community with no desire to compete at any level but who need a means of maintaining fitness or receiving therapy.

In 2007, COM expanded in a completely new direction by establishing a comprehensive Physical Therapy practice. In addition to traditional therapy for post-surgical patients, joint replacement, and chronic pain management, COM also offers aquatic therapy. Currently, the COM Physical Therapy Center is one of the largest in the area employing four Physical Therapists, two Physical Therapy Assistants with over 80 years of combined therapy experience.

COM’s newest expansion is the FMH Foundation Natatorium which opened in April 2016. The Natatorium features an Olympic size long-course pool measuring 50 meters by 25 yards and a second 25 yard pool. In addition to the two world-class pools, the natatorium hosts spectator seating, meeting and office space. COM is now one of the most comprehensive aquatic centers in the country, consisting of a 50 meter Olympic size swimming pool, a world class diving facility with one and three- meter springboards, and three, five, seven, and ten-meter platforms, two aerobics pools, a 25 yard lap swimming pool, a leisure pool with lap lanes and varying depths, two complete dryland gyms, a comprehensive learn to swim department, fully equipped fitness center and the largest physical therapy clinic in the area.

Over the Years

COM has produced dozens of swimmers and divers qualified to compete at the Junior National and Senior National levels, NCAA Division I athletes and several who have competed in Olympic Trials. COM has hosted numerous local, state and national events resulting in significant economic impact on the Midland community. COM has over 700 athletes enrolled in children’s programs and over 1,500 adult members participating in various fitness programs.

In 2018, COM’s physical therapy department will provide over 10,000 physical therapy visits. COM is open to all members of the community and offers comprehensive fitness programs for almost everyone. For children, COM offers learn to swim lessons, swim and dive prep classes, competitive dive and swim teams, a recreational swim league, summer camps and holiday camps. For adults, COM offers a fully equipped gym, land classes including dance fitness class and yoga, deep and shallow- water aerobics, water walking in our warm water pool, water Tai Chi classes, masters swimming groups and massage therapy.

COM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation which does not receive operating income from the City or other government entities, the United Way or charitable foundations (generally).

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3003 North A Street
Midland, TX 79705

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