TERRE HAUTE, Ind (WTHI) – The Vigo County School Corporation broke ground Monday morning on their future aquatics center.
A long-awaited Vigo County project is finally a reality.
The Vigo County School Corporation broke ground Monday at nine in the morning on their future aquatics center.
The new $9.8 Million center is going in at Voorhees Park.
Mayor Duke Bennett said it’s the largest under utilized park in Vigo County.
Vigo County School Superintendent Danny Tanoos along with multiple key players broke ground.
Superintendent Tanoos said the facility will be a tremendous economic impact on the community.
He estimated it will bring-in close to $1 Million each year.
Terre Haute South Vigo High School swim coach Jeff Thompson said, it’s also a dream come true.
“It is truly remarkable to think about how many people have been involved in this process and how everyone has embraced a single vision for the betterment of our community. I tell my teams each and every year, it takes team work to make dream work and today a dream comes true because of incredible teamwork,” said Coach Thompson.
The aquatics center will replace the deteriorating pools at North, South and West Vigo High Schools.
Thompson said, all three pools were built 43 plus years ago
Superintendent Tanoos said the hope is to have the project completed by August 2015.