November Update

Carolyn, Melynda, and Bill met with Kirsten Grigor, the swim coach at St. Stephens/St. Agnes, on November 25th in order to brief her on the 50-meter pool at Chinquapin.  She is a strong supporter of the pool because of the very limited access that the school currently has to practice at meet facilities.  We have also asked for a meeting with the swim coach at Bishop Ireton to brief him, and have previously discussed the potential new pool with the TC Williams coach as well.  This is all part of the outreach program about improving aquatics in Alexandria.

Bids for the Feasibility Study for the 50-meter pool at Chinquapin are now being evaluated by the City with contract award expected in early December.  The Contractor will issue their recommendation about he 50-meter pool by the beginning of January per the contract.  The study of other aspects of the new pools at Chinquapin will follow in further contract steps.

A meeting with Jennifer Atkins was also held in order to establish a closer working relationship with the Park and Recreation Commission.  Jennifer will be our point of contact for the Commission.  City staff was also at the meeting and everyone agreed to work towards a single set of recommendations about aquatics in the city that can be presented to City Council.

Members of AAA and City Staff visited Germantown Aquatic Center and met with Paddock Pools to learn about the benefits of concrete pools to ensure that our members are well-informed about all of the options available to the City.  Click here to view the meeting summary and learn more.

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