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Renovated Harman pool reopening next week

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Aquatic exercise classes are popular in the warm waters of Harman Swim Center, which reopens Monday following two months of renovations and a special open house and swim session on Sunday afternoon.Harman Swim Center is reopening next week, following a two-month closure during renovations at the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s warmest pool.

The pool, named in honor of Beaverton swimming legend Rod Harman, will resume its regular schedule on Monday, Feb. 8.

The day before that, Harman supervisor Heath Wright and his staff will host an open house from 1:30 to 3 p.m. this Sunday, followed by a free open swim from 3 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to both events.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Harman Swim Center offers a wide range of activities, including swimming lessons for children.“We’re excited to reopen,” Wright said. “Everything looks great and we think our patrons will enjoy all the improvements we’ve made.”

THPRD funded the $330,000 project through its annual capital budget.

During the closure, workers resurfaced the pool tank, rebuilt the pool gutters, replaced the gutter tile and recoated the pool deck and dressing room floors with a non-skid epoxy. They also replaced the tile in the showers, installed a new front desk to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, replaced the lobby carpet and repainted several areas.

Harman Swim Center is located at 7300 S.W. Scholls Ferry Road, not far north of Washington Square.

It is the warmest of THPRD’s six indoor pools, maintained at 89 degrees and particularly well suited to swim programs for very young children and seniors. It’s also popular with patients recovering from surgery, including those in a class called Healing Waters.

Harman provides a full range of aquatic programs, including swimming lessons and water-based fitness classes.

For more information, call the center at 503-629-6314 or find Harman listed among facilities on thprd.org.