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New pool makes HUGE Impact

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On October 14th we celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Natatorium, and observation deck. Since the renovation has been completed, members have noticed significant changes to the appearance of the pool. With the new addition of the observation deck, parents are now able to watch swim lessons, and meets without being on a crowed deck. Each part of the pool renovation project has served our members in different ways.

Meet Pricilla: When Pricilla Griffin first joined the Southington Community YMCA she moved very slowly and walked with a walker. Without handicapped accessibility, Pricilla would take the flight of stairs down to the pool with the aid of one of the Aquatic staff. The staff would carry the walker down and wait for her to either go up or down the flight of stairs. The pool was the one place where she could move around and feel better so she made sure to come at least 2 days a week to the Silver Splash Program. Watching Pricilla get stronger was so inspiring and made the staff feel like we were making a difference. Pricilla soon started adding the water running class to her work out so she could get stronger and have a knee replacement. This year with the addition of the elevator, it is awesome to see Pricilla smile as she comes into the pool area without having to ask anyone to carry her walker down the stairs for her. Her knee replacement is done and she attends Water Run and Silver Splash faithfully 2 days a week. She is sure to tell others of her experience and how the Y makes her feel better and makes her stronger all the time. A true inspiration.

 

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