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Henderson group pushes for aquatic center

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 1:37 PM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - A group in Henderson is proposing the construction of an aquatic center.

Meredith Schmitt began pushing for the effort after she said she saw the success of the Deaconess Aquatic Center.

She said Henderson’s swimming options are limited.

“Our Colonels right now don’t have a home swim pool because our YMCA isn’t the proper length for them,” she explained.

The YMCA and Atkinson Park are the only real public venues, and neither are suitable for competition.

Schmitt’s proposal would include a 25-meter competitive pool and a smaller warm pool that could be used for physical therapy and rehab by the local hospital.

On Tuesday, the Henderson Board of Commissioners heard a report from Hendersonians for an Aquatic Center Committee about their participation in the Build-A-Pool conference in August.

Schmitt said they’re currently looking to have a feasibility study performed to determine how well a project like this could work.

She said they’ll need to secure $30,000 to pay for such a study.

The Board of Commissioners will be going over the proposal again next week to determine how much they’ll prioritize the project.

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