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WVHS pool reopens after extensive renovation

on September 26, 2018

Students, staff and community members are excited about the reopening of the Warwick Valley High School pool, which now looks better than ever.

After an extensive renovation and repair project, the vintage 1955 pool is now open for varsity swim and dive team practices and meets, as well as physical education swim classes.

On Monday, October 1, 2018 the pool will open for community Lap Swim and Family Rec. Swim programs – see the schedule below.

Team members, district administrators and those involved with the project celebrated at a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the pool on September 21, before a swim meet against Washingtonville High School.

Said Warwick Athletics Director, Greg Sirico, “Many thanks to the Minisink Valley Central School District, which graciously allowed the Warwick girls fall swim and dive teams to practice in their pool during the WVHS construction.”

The “Anthony C. Quinn Memorial Pool” is named after the late son of longtime WVHS swim coaches John and Antoinette Quinn.

Due to the priority of other district building & grounds projects, little work had been done on the pool since it opened over 60 years ago.

WVHS pool renovation - ribbon cutting ceremony  Girl diver diving into WVHS pool

Features of the pool renovation and repair project include:

  • New tile throughout the pool deck, locker rooms and bathrooms
  • New diving boards and starting blocks
  • New Pool Pack, providing fresh air and humidity control
  • New LED lighting in locker rooms
  • New plumbing throughout the pool area
  • New pumps, heat exchanger and chlorination system
  • New controls to regulate pool
  • New drains
  • New bathrooms
  • Painting throughout the pool area
  • New doors
  • New shower room
  • Handicap accessibility

Said WVCSD Superintendent, Dr. David Leach, “These significant upgrades will sustain our high school pool for many years to come.”

Once the project began, several unexpected issues were encountered, resulting in extra work and schedule delays. Additional fixes involved extensive pipe and valve deterioration, replacement of walls in both locker rooms, severe settling under the pool deck, replacement of deck drains, replacement of the main shutoff valve, deterioration of the pool foundation under the pool, leveling of the pool deck, and replacement of missing tiles and grout in the pool interior.

The pool renovation, a district capital project, began last spring and was completed this month.

“Now that all the work is done, we basically have the equivalent of a new pool,” said Mr. Timothy Holmes, Assistant Superintendent for Business.

Mr. & Mrs. Quinn, swim team coaches  

WVHS Pool Schedule
(Note – Pool is open only when school is in session)

Lap Swim
AM Lap Swim – 5:45 am – 7:15 am
PM Lap Swim – 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2018-19 Fee:
$75 – First semester (October 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019)
$85 – Second semester (February 4 – June 14, 2019)

Family Rec Swim
Friday evening, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Begins on Oct. 5
Fee: $3 per swimmer (pay at the door)

Anthony Quinn memorial plaque for HS pool

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