A Sneak peak: Inside the new aquatic center

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Amber Bressler
435th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

***image2***After some customer surveys for improving the quality of life in the KMC were processed, the decision to build an indoor aquatic center on Ramstein was made.

It is scheduled to open in late summer or early fall 2008, next to Ramstein’s Northside Post Office.

“I think it will be a very nice plus for servicemembers,” said Michael Lee, Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment project manager.

The aquatic center will have an array of activities and classes for everyone.
It will have three different pools; each pool equipped with different activities to meet everyone’s needs.

There will be a wading play pool designed for parents with young children. The second play pool will have a splash down slide for families with older children. The third, and largest, area will be the main lap and teaching pool.

“Its features are a diving well and eight lanes to enable all to maintain top conditioning,” said Carol Cox, Ramstein Outdoor Recreation director.

***image1***Other attractions will be a snack bar, retail store, party area and outdoor patio.
Some programs being talked about include lap and fitness swimming, water work out, progressive swim lessons for toddlers, canoe classes, birthday splash parties, lifeguard instruction and water safety instruction.

“Everyone will have a fun and fitness opportunity using the aquatic center,” said Ms. Cox. “The aquatic center will be the place to swim at the gym.”