For over fifty years, Counsilman-Hunsaker has provided project leadership in aquatic architectural design, engineering audits, feasibility studies, operations and risk management consulting, and HydroApps, cloud-based applications to digitize aquatic operations, risk management, and scheduling. Through our expertise and industry partnerships, Counsilman-Hunsaker offers each client a truly unique aquatic experience.

Founded in 1970 by swimming pioneers James “Doc” Counsilman and Joe Hunsaker, Counsilman-Hunsaker provides FINA and its Member Federations with innovative design and management solutions to develop state-of-the-art, sustainable aquatic facilities alongside review and counsel of facility and space plans for their events.

Based in St. Louis with locations in Dallas, Denver, San Diego, and Ann Arbor, Counsilman-Hunsaker has been established as the trusted industry authority and respected thought leader in aquatics, offering a full circle of expertise unavailable anywhere else in the aquatic industry, including:

  • Aquatic facility physical and engineering audits
  • Aquatic feasibility studies and master planning
  • Commercial aquatic design, drawings and construction documents, project specifications, and construction administration
  • Aquatic operational comprehensive support for risk management, training, and compliance
  • Cloud-based applications supporting operations, training, and risk management (HydroApps™)

With over five decades of unique expertise and unique partnerships, Counsilman-Hunsaker’s design projects can be seen internationally in universities, municipalities, school districts, hotels and condos, wellness centers, and military bases, while planning and operations services have profoundly impacted hundreds of communities and enhanced the safety and sustainability of their pools.

With our mission of “Aquatics For Life”, Counsilman-Hunsaker has brought international-class aquatic facilities to life while providing safe and sustainable aquatic operations.

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