The university swimming pool, the facility which preceded the Swimming Hall, was completed on October 2, 1973, and was officially opened on October 30 of that year, in a ceremony hosted by the late President Chi-hong Liu.
The old pool, measuring 21 meters by 50 meters, had a minimum water depth of 1.3 meters on both sides and 1.5 meters in the center. It was an open air pool, equipped with an automatic filter, and it served both the physical education program and general swimmers. The construction expense totaled NT$3,198,000.
The current site for the Hall previously contained eight dormitories and two basketball courts. Dormitories were built for Overseas Chinese male students with a US government subsidy, and basketball courts were built along the bank.
The Office of Physical Education began planning the Pool Replacement Project in 1995. The objective was to build an indoor warm-water pool capable of serving faculty and students. Construction on the facility began on June 16, 2005 and finished on December 30 of the same year. It was built by the Chien-chi Construction Corporation at a cost of NT$45,000,000.
The current pool has a steel roof, and the water is heated electrically in such a way that it produces no pollution. The Hall is a two-story building featuring a reception area on the first floor, and weight-lifting and multi-purpose gymnastic classrooms on the second floor.
Adjacent to the pool is a plum garden with flourishing vegetation. The arc-shaped Jingtang Building, distinct against the plum blossoms, enhances the scenic view. On the south-side of the pool is a delightful stretch of colors and sights.