Municipal Pool closed for renovations this upcoming spring

Municipal pool will be closing this February to maintain Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and to issue a full report to the community. This report will detail actions made in preparation for the opening of Centennial pool this summer, while also describing the maintenance of Municipal,

to provide clean, safe facilities and improve handicapped access.

The city has planned with the school district to schedule repairs with the least impact on sports programs.

Because of the upcoming closure, the approximately 30 person swim team has found a place to practice all their starts and strokes:  The Kennedy Club Fitness pool, which is also the only 50 meter pool in town, and the home of Paso Swim Club.

“I feel like it’s a good idea to make the pool better, but yet again I do not like the idea of going to swim at Kennedy where there is already a club swimming there, and there would be limited space. Also, I’m disappointed that we won’t have any home meets and won’t have a starting block to dive from,”  said junior swimmer Veronica Ayala, who will be swimming her third varsity season this year.

The diving team, however, will have to travel south to Sinsheimer pool in San Luis Obispo due to the absence of a safe diving location.

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Junior and Varsity Swimmer Veronica Ayala

“Our boards at Municipal pool are our only boards in the north county that are deep enough,” Diving instructor Donna McRoy said. “We’re hoping Cuesta will be filled up next week, only because it has more diving boards.”

The Municipal and Centennial pools will be open and ready for use within a month after the end of the spring athletics season.

“The pool will be closed starting Feb. 19 up until hopefully May 1,” said
, Paso Robles Recreations Manager, who has worked for the City of Paso Robles since August 2003 and as Recreations Manager since May 2011.

Along with Municipal pool, Centennial pool will be fixed by the same contractor at the same time in the same manner. This assures that each pool will be up to standards and equally safe.

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