Harrison set to unveil new aquatics center, weight room

Harrison athletic director Jerry Galema hopes the school's new pool will be open for youth swim camps July 13.

Posted: Jun 26, 2020 6:38 PM
Updated: Jun 26, 2020 6:50 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — For the first time since the school opened in 1970, Harrison High School will open the doors to a new pool facility.

The pool has been extended from six lanes to eight. The public can now enjoy elevated stadium-style seating with access to restrooms and a concession stand.

Swimmers and divers will have access to a dry room to train, as well as a new classroom on the complex's top level. The classroom will be used for educational purposes, and serve as a preparation room for athletes before meets.

Athletic director Jerry Galema said this addition to the school is as important to the community as it is the student athletes at Harrison.

"We're very excited about the finished product obviously. It was kind of a long time coming," said Galema.

"In the past we always had to walk across the pool deck to get concessions and restrooms, but now our seating is up off the ground. It's a mezzanine."

"There is a concession stand up there, there's restrooms and we just think the community is going to come in here and really like what they see. We are just so excited for our student athletes to be able to swim and dive in this pool because we think it's a first class facility."

Along with the new pool, the school has added a new weight lifting facility for all student athletes. The weight room features free-weight equipment and additional space for training purposes.

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