swimmers are eagerly awaiting the public opening of the new pool in Kodiak. So
far, Its been pushed back a few times, but as KMXT's Diana Gish reports, the
grand opening date is now official.
swimmers, it can't come soon enough. But there's still a wait ahead before the
new pool is open for public swimming. Thursday,October 8th is
opening day for the much talked about facility.
is project manager for the borough. He talked about what's left to be done
before the public can dive in.
-- (pool 1A "Well
there are...are working on them.").
The new pool is owned by the
borough, maintained by the school district and managed by the city.
Nelson of the City
Parks and Recreation Department
will manage the new pool. Nelson managed Kodiak's old pool and has managed the
Coast Guard's as well. He's just as eager for the grand opening as the local
-- (pool 1 "I'm totally....pool in the
that some of the admission details are still being worked out.
-- (pool 2 "We're
trying to....long term type plans.")
As far as
scheduling goes, he's eager to accommodate as many people as possible,
including those early birds.
-- (pool 3 "My
goal is to....come and use it.)
That was 5:30 A.M., by the way. That means that Nelson
has to find lifeguards willing to come in even earlier.
-- (pool 4 "Yes, we have....most of the
. The grand opening will be held at
6 p.m. on October 8 and will feature music, food, tours, prizes and a ribbon
cutting ceremony. The first open swim at the new pool will take place that
night from 7 to 9 p.m.
I'm Diana Gish.