AQUATIC CENTER NEWS

March 14, 2016 - New Water Slide Coming Spring, 2016 - City Council members voted unanimously to add an open body water slide this spring. Thanks to generous donations by local foundations and cooperation among the contractors, costs to the city will stay within $99,200. Aqua Blue will sell the slide and do the installation for $122,000. WatersEdge's engineer will provide inspections and punch list at no cost to the city. The city will provide $99,000, and local foundations will provide $23,000. The time frame for construction will be from mid-May to mid-June, 2016.

Cooling Off on a Hot Day
Constitution-Tribune, Friday, July 23, 2010


C-T Photo/ Laura Schuler

Just minutes after the Chillicothe Aquatic Center opened this morning, children cool off in the umbrella fountain at the pool. The intense heat wave has caused an increase in the number of people using the facility. Officials say 357 people were there yesterday and just as many were expected today.

Preparing for the Season
Constitution-Tribune, Tuesday, April 13, 2010

C-T Photo/ Laura Schuler

With the opening of the Chillicothe Aquatic Center now weeks away, Pam Thieme, pool manager, works today on cleaning debris from the pool’s gutters. Before the pool opens, she says, the bath house will be repainted and the slides will be waxed. The pool will be filled three weeks prior to the pool's opening and lifeguards are scheduled to be trained the week before the pool opens on Memorial Day.

City Tour
Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2009, C-T

CAPTION: Pam Thieme, Chillicothe Aquatics Center manager, tells members of the Chillicothe City Council and a few city officials about the aquatics center and the lifeguards staffing it for the summer. The council members were scheduled to spend the entire day touring the city’s facilities, including the hospital, all of the city parks, the street department, the police and fire departments and the golf course. The day was scheduled to end at 5:30 with a cookout.

C-T Photo/Laura Schuler

A Cool Opening
Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, C-T

CAPTION: Despite cool temperatures and a near-constant breeze, around 170 determined swimmers took advantage of opening day at the Chillicothe Aquatic Center on Monday. The pool opened at 12:30 but closed early at 4 p.m. rather than at 6 p.m. due to cooler temperatures. Officials say many season passes were sold during the day.

C-T Photo/Catherine Stortz Ripley

Lifeguards Prepare for Season Opener
Published: Friday, May 22, 2009, C-T

CAPTION: The pool is filled and the lifeguards are finishing their training in preparation for the opening day of the Chillicothe Aquatic Center on Memorial Day. The pool is scheduled to open at 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Regular pool hours are from 12:30 until 6 p.m. daily through Labor Day with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The water temperature was 70 degrees and the air temperature was 78 when this photograph was taken Thursday.

C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley

CAPTION: Chloe Epperson, the 4-year-old daughter of Steve and Sherri Epperson, returns to the poolside with a big smile after having made a pass into the deep end with assistance from swimming instructor Kourtnie Parks during swimming lessons at Chillicothe Aquatic Center. Chloe is part of the Level 1 class which teaches students how to submerge their faces in the water for three seconds, how to bob, and develops skills for back floating and front floating. The first week of the two-week second session of swim lessons concluded today.
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CAPTION: Copeland Development and Construction helps prepare Chillicothe Aquatic Center in Simpson Park today for its opening. The group is cutting the stringers for the stairs to the waterslides.

Clockwise, from top left: Josh Copeland, Jon Kramer and Chad Weaver.

C-T / Photo Lisa Houtchens 05 19 08

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