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Pool Openings

Just a reminder – the outdoor pools are opening this weekend! Some of us at AAA will be at Warwick and Old Town this weekend signing up new members, so please stop by if we are there and say hello. I’ve met a lot of you, but there are many others that I haven’t met in person and would love to say hello to.

I’ll be at Warwick from 12:00 to 2:00 on Saturday.

Any of you using Warwick this weekend should feel particularly proud that the pool is open. It was through efforts by you, the Warwick Village Citizens Association, and many others that the City decided to keep it open for another year. The smiles on the kids’ faces as they jump in the water will remind you why you do things like this.

You can see the pool hours by going to the City’s website.

Thanks,
Bill

City Finalizes $22.5 Million for Aquatics in CIP Included in 2013-2014 Budget

The Alexandria City Council passed the City’s annual budget last night, including $22.5 million for aquatics in the city. City Council’s approved Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) reserves $17 million in 2016 and 2017 for bringing two pools, including one 50-meter pool, to Chinquapin Rec Center.

AAA is trying to determine the final amounts included in the CIP for a feasibility study and additional pools. The plan includes either $500,000 or $600,000 in 2014 for a feasibility study. The plan also includes either $4.4 million or $5 million in 2018 for additional pools.

The City is relying on the private sector to raise $5 million to build the additional pools. The inclusion of some funds for additional pools allows AAA a stable platform — a demonstration of the City’s commitment to aquatics — to begin fundraising.

AAA would like to thank the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager, and City Staff for committing to the future of aquatics in Alexandria.