The beautiful John S. Hillman Memorial Aquatic Center, located on the California State University, Bakersfield campus, is the practice and competition facility of the men's& women's swimming/diving team and water polo teams.

The aquatics center was completed in April of 1983 and contains an eight-lane, 50-meter competition pool with a 10-lane short course, and a separate six-lane 3-foot deep training pool. There are one- and three-meter diving boards, and the pool is heated year-round.

The complex also boasts an electronic scoreboard and a Colorado timing system which computerizes results. When swimmers touch the pool pads their times are displayed on the scoreboard, then are relayed through cables to a computer located in the office. The computer then seeds the athletes and sets up heats based on the finish times. In addition, bleachers and canopies are available for spectators.

Offices, a mechanical room for filtering and treatment, restrooms, and a dry-land training facility complete the center.