|via Tyler Morning Telegraph|
A pair of new pools are being built in Tyler. Above is a shot of what will be the TISD outdoor long course facility. Read more here
The Tyler school and club swimming community have hoped for years to have a pool in the Rose City capable of hosting swim meets.
With Tyler ISD and Tyler Swim Academy opting to build separate projects, Tyler soon will have two pools that fit that bill.
Tyler ISD’s $3.9 million Olympic-sized (25 yards by 50 meters) outdoor aquatics center is nearing completion, located next to the Career and Technology Center on Earl Campbell Boulevard, and it's scheduled to open in mid- to late August.
Tyler Swim Academy, which is partnered with Metroplex Aquatics of Dallas, also expects to complete construction in the fall of its own 15,000-square-foot enclosed indoor swimming facility (25 yards by 25 meter pool) at a cost of $750,000, located on the corner of Bascom Road and Spur 248.
The two groups both had been using the district's aging swim facility, but the district's decision to build a new pool and form its own swim club meant Tyler Swim Academy and other non-TISD groups needed to find a new pool.