Aquatic Centre reopens after $900,000 reno

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

The newly renovated Ancaster Aquatic Centre is once again making a splash. The indoor pool at 47 Meadowbrook Dr. reopened this week following a $900,000 retrofit.

Upgrades include new overhead lighting, lockers, heating, cooling and ventilation improvements, a new boiler for the 25- metre and small pools, a new exterior roof, new paint in the lobby and a easy ladder to assist swimmer’s entry and exit into the large pool.

The pool has been closed since mid-June to accommodate construction.

“This is awesome,” said aquatic coordinator Chris Gauthier. “For all the swimmers, it’ll be a nice constant air temperature.”

While many upgrades are behind the scenes, like the boiler and roof, guests will notice brighter lights in the pool areas, new lockers in the change rooms and new paint covering the previously lime green walls in the lobby.

During the renovations, all swim classes were moved to the Ancaster Lions Club Outdoor Pool, at nearby Jerseyville Road.

Ms. Gauthier said despite the rainy summer weather, only one swim class was cancelled. Classes such as Water Fit, public swimming and parent and tot swimming were apparently so popular that participants didn’t mind swimming in the rain at the outdoor pool.

Ms. Gauthier said more than 1,300 people register for swim lessons every nine weeks, making the aquatic centre one of Ancaster’s busiest recreational facilities.

“The renovation improvements at the Ancaster Aquatic Centre ensure that we maintain the infrastructure investment and enhance the overall aquatic experience for our residents who rely on the pool for their fitness and well-being,” said Ancaster councillor Lloyd Ferguson.

Mr. Ferguson noted several new projects are underway to improve sports and recreation in Ancaster, including a new minor sports registration office at the Hammill House, artificial turf soccer fields at Redeemer University College, a newly refurbished Ancaster Little League Park and a twin ice surface at Morgan Firestone Arena.

The first Water Fit class marked the official re-opening of the pool on Monday morning. For complete program listings and hours, visit www.myhamilton.ca or contact the aquatic centre at 905-540-9358.

Aquatic Centre reopens after $900,000 reno

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

The newly renovated Ancaster Aquatic Centre is once again making a splash. The indoor pool at 47 Meadowbrook Dr. reopened this week following a $900,000 retrofit.

Upgrades include new overhead lighting, lockers, heating, cooling and ventilation improvements, a new boiler for the 25- metre and small pools, a new exterior roof, new paint in the lobby and a easy ladder to assist swimmer’s entry and exit into the large pool.

The pool has been closed since mid-June to accommodate construction.

“This is awesome,” said aquatic coordinator Chris Gauthier. “For all the swimmers, it’ll be a nice constant air temperature.”

While many upgrades are behind the scenes, like the boiler and roof, guests will notice brighter lights in the pool areas, new lockers in the change rooms and new paint covering the previously lime green walls in the lobby.

During the renovations, all swim classes were moved to the Ancaster Lions Club Outdoor Pool, at nearby Jerseyville Road.

Ms. Gauthier said despite the rainy summer weather, only one swim class was cancelled. Classes such as Water Fit, public swimming and parent and tot swimming were apparently so popular that participants didn’t mind swimming in the rain at the outdoor pool.

Ms. Gauthier said more than 1,300 people register for swim lessons every nine weeks, making the aquatic centre one of Ancaster’s busiest recreational facilities.

“The renovation improvements at the Ancaster Aquatic Centre ensure that we maintain the infrastructure investment and enhance the overall aquatic experience for our residents who rely on the pool for their fitness and well-being,” said Ancaster councillor Lloyd Ferguson.

Mr. Ferguson noted several new projects are underway to improve sports and recreation in Ancaster, including a new minor sports registration office at the Hammill House, artificial turf soccer fields at Redeemer University College, a newly refurbished Ancaster Little League Park and a twin ice surface at Morgan Firestone Arena.

The first Water Fit class marked the official re-opening of the pool on Monday morning. For complete program listings and hours, visit www.myhamilton.ca or contact the aquatic centre at 905-540-9358.

Aquatic Centre reopens after $900,000 reno

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

The newly renovated Ancaster Aquatic Centre is once again making a splash. The indoor pool at 47 Meadowbrook Dr. reopened this week following a $900,000 retrofit.

Upgrades include new overhead lighting, lockers, heating, cooling and ventilation improvements, a new boiler for the 25- metre and small pools, a new exterior roof, new paint in the lobby and a easy ladder to assist swimmer’s entry and exit into the large pool.

The pool has been closed since mid-June to accommodate construction.

“This is awesome,” said aquatic coordinator Chris Gauthier. “For all the swimmers, it’ll be a nice constant air temperature.”

While many upgrades are behind the scenes, like the boiler and roof, guests will notice brighter lights in the pool areas, new lockers in the change rooms and new paint covering the previously lime green walls in the lobby.

During the renovations, all swim classes were moved to the Ancaster Lions Club Outdoor Pool, at nearby Jerseyville Road.

Ms. Gauthier said despite the rainy summer weather, only one swim class was cancelled. Classes such as Water Fit, public swimming and parent and tot swimming were apparently so popular that participants didn’t mind swimming in the rain at the outdoor pool.

Ms. Gauthier said more than 1,300 people register for swim lessons every nine weeks, making the aquatic centre one of Ancaster’s busiest recreational facilities.

“The renovation improvements at the Ancaster Aquatic Centre ensure that we maintain the infrastructure investment and enhance the overall aquatic experience for our residents who rely on the pool for their fitness and well-being,” said Ancaster councillor Lloyd Ferguson.

Mr. Ferguson noted several new projects are underway to improve sports and recreation in Ancaster, including a new minor sports registration office at the Hammill House, artificial turf soccer fields at Redeemer University College, a newly refurbished Ancaster Little League Park and a twin ice surface at Morgan Firestone Arena.

The first Water Fit class marked the official re-opening of the pool on Monday morning. For complete program listings and hours, visit www.myhamilton.ca or contact the aquatic centre at 905-540-9358.