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Volume 4, Issue 5


May 2006

Sunset Athletic Club adds indoor pools

Outdoor pools just don’t work in Oregon winters. So in 2001 Sunset Athletic Club began planning for an indoor aquatic center. “We visited many facilities from as far away as Virginia to learn as much as we could. We learned very quickly that members have specific needs and it would require a variety of pools to satisfy those needs,” says General Manager Carleen Prentice. The cooler (81°) lap pool is 7 1/2 feet deep. The shallow fitness pool is kept at 84° and is 4’9”deep. There’s a warm (91°) therapy and rehabilitation pool with steel bars around the margin for stability and stretching, and a hot spa for relaxation.

Sal Kahn, who designed the rest of the facility, designed the aquatic center using the latest techniques. The pools are sanitized using salt instead of chlorine. Prentice says, “We have attempted to be as “earth friendly” as possible, and found a system called, Salt Pure. This system processes salt to create purification for the water. Our members have been very happy with the choice!”

They have had a summer swim team in their outdoor pool for many years and will continue to offer this program. The new indoor facilities will host special events such as the event offered April 8 in which Olympic Coach Dick Hanula coached a Dive Clinic. Prentice notes, “in addition to special events we will offer Scuba Diving, Life Guard Certification, Swim Instructor Certification, private, semi-private and group swim lessons and more.”



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