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Renovated Aloha Swim Center reopens

Regular schedule to resume in June after some programs restart


Following a three-month closure for structural upgrades and other maintenance improvements, the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District is reopening the Aloha Swim Center, 18650 S.W. Kinnaman Road.

The center started up again on Tuesday with a schedule limited to deep-water aerobics, aqua jogging, adult lap swim and open swim before returning to full operations beginning June 17, the start of the park district's summer term.

“It’s good to be back” said Sabrina Taylor Schmitt, Aloha Swim Center supervisor. “The center is now safer and more efficient for our patrons. It’s comfortable and looks great.”

The primary task during the shutdown involved a structural upgrade to make the center safer in the event of an earthquake. The district also resurfaced the pool deck with non-skid material, installed energy-efficient underwater lights and replaced the heating/ventilation systems for both the pool area and the men’s and women’s dressing rooms. Work also included replacing the roof over the pool area, resurfacing the pool tank and repainting the building's interior walls.

On Presidents Day, the day before the facility closed, the park district hosted "Doggie Paddle” at Aloha, in which more than 100 canines took turns frolicking in the water, the first time in the district's 58-year history that dogs were allowed into a pool. The center closed for renovation the next day, with work including a thorough cleaning and refill of the 176,000-gallon, 85-degree pool.

For scheduling information, visit thprd.org/schedules/schedule.cfm?currdate=05/20/2013&cs_id=3

For general information, visit thprd.org or call 503-645-6433.




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