Splish, splash, takin' a bath, Tyler ISD OKs $3.9M poolSplish, splash, takin' a bath, Tyler ISD OKs $3.9M poolhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=113322015-12-02T06:00:00Z2015-12-02T14:00:00Z

​TYLER - Tyler ISD trustees gave the go-ahead for construction of an aquatic center with an O​lympic-size uncovered outdoor swimming pool.

The center will be constructed on the grounds of the Career & Technology Center which is located at 3013 Earl Campbell Parkway, a central location on the west side of town.

The aquatic center will not only serve the district's two high school swimming teams, but all students across the district as well as faculty, staff and water safety and swim lessons.

For the project, a $3.7 million amendment to the district's contract with WRL Contractors to construct the facility was authorized.

Professional fees of $225,246 will bring the total cost of the project to over $3.9 million, according to information provided.

WRL had already been contracted as the construction manager at-risk for the project, with Corgan Associates selected to design the center.

Director of Facilities Tim Loper said he anticipates construction of the aquatic center could be finished next May or June east of the existing automotive building at the Career & Technology Center.

A fence will surround the entire facility and leave an area for potential expansion, Stephen Hulsey of Corgan said.

According an architectural rendering, the aquatic center will have spectator seating and lights for after-hours functions, as well as a control room that could be used as a ticket booth, concession area or whatever the district desires.

The complex also will have offices for coaches, locker rooms for both boys and girls, an electrical room, technology room, and visitor restrooms.​

Tyler Morning Telegraph
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