“But probably the most exciting thing we’re doing during the shutdown will be a renovation in the women’s locker room,” he said. “We will be removing lockers in one section and replacing them with countertops of various heights for sitting and standing to allow members an easier way to get ready for work. We’re putting in additional mirrors, lighting, and electrical outlets, too. This is all being done in anticipation of opening earlier in the fall. We’ve had a lot of requests for this, particularly from women who want to work out in the mornings.”
Chafin also said that the indoor Splash Island water park will be closed starting Aug. 11 while work is done in that area of the building.
“We anticipate as much as six weeks will be needed to perform the necessary work, but if all goes well, we will be able to open sooner,” said Chafin.
Scheduled classes and lap swimming during that time will either be transferred to the outdoor pool or to Clarks Creek Elementary’s indoor pool. Chafin added that none of this will affect the outdoor Splash Island water park.