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May 24, 2013

Nellis announces permanent closure of Olympic pool

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Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The Nellis Air Force Base Olympic pool will be permanently closed due to a crack that was found in the dive tank. Although the pool is closing, there are alternatives such as the pool at the Warrior Fitness Center, the base housing pool, community pools, and two new water parks that are scheduled to open this summer.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis Air Force Base officials recently announced the permanent closure of the Olympic pool due to structural deficiencies.

The pool is being closed permanently after it was determined that it was not cost effective to pursue the necessary repairs given the Air Force’s current fiscal challenges and the availability of other swimming options for the Nellis community.

Additionally, the pool site, to include the old fitness center and tennis courts, has been selected as the new location for a new 60 unit Temporary Lodging Facility project that will replace the current outdated TLF facilities.

There are several alternatives to the Olympic pool for the Nellis community. These include the Warrior Fitness Center pool, the base housing pool, community pools outside of Nellis and a new Wet ‘n’ Wild water park in Las Vegas.

The Warrior Fitness Center pool is available for lap swimming, swim lessons and limited recreational swimming. Patrons are encouraged to contact Outdoor Recreation at 652-2514 for information and current hours.

The Nellis family housing pool is located at the Nellis Family Housing Community Center and is available for all housing residents. The pool is scheduled to open on Saturday May 25 at 9 a.m.

The new Wet ‘n’ Wild water park is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend. The Nellis Information, Ticket and Tour office currently has discounted season pass tickets available and will have day passes available shortly. For ticket information, call (702) 652-2193.

For more information on available Nellis’ summer activities please visit the 99th Force Support Squadron website at www.nellisforcesupport.com.




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