News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Latest News

June 23, 2014

VCSC breaks ground for new $9.8 million Aquatic Center

The Vigo County School Corp. conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking this morning for a new $9.8 million Aquatic Center, which will be located at Voorhees Park.

Pool features will include a 50-meter by 25-yard Oympic-size pool, a therapy pool and spectator seating for more than 350 people. The new 30,000 square-foot facility will replace aging pools at Terre Haute South Vigo, North Vigo and West Vigo high schools.

The Aquatic Center is something people will one day “look back upon and say, ‘What a great opportunity for the swimmers and citizens of Vigo County,’” said Superintendent Dan Tanoos.

The current high school pools served the district well, but they have outlived their usefulness, he said.  

The district is leasing about eight acres from the city of Terre Haute. Mayor Duke Bennett praised the project at the large, underutilized park.

The city has its own plans to make the park a “premier destination,” Bennett said, through an expanded skate park, a splash pad for the public, an expanded playground and a trail around the park.

Actual construction will start after the district awards contracts next month.

Officials say the pool will be open in time for the start of school in August 2015.

Other speakers at the groundbreaking included swim coaches/teachers Randy Jensen and Jeff Thompson, West Vigo High school student and swimmer Amanda Bridgewater, and School Board president Paul Lockhart.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating Raw: Airstrike Shatters Fragile Calm in Gaza Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Violent Clashes Between Libyan Militias Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Fox Dons 'Bondage Strap' Skirt at Comic-Con Mother of 2 Makes NFL Cheerleading Squad at 40 Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma Obama Advisor Skips House Hearing Video Shows Smiling American Bomber in Syria
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity