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Swimming and Diving to the Beat of a New Pool

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After nearly two years of construction, the newly-renovated Carr Pool opened Wednesday, Sept. 19. The new space covers 15,315 square feet and offers 10 swimming lanes, a pair of one-meter and three-meter springboards, a giant television screen/scoreboard, a wet classroom, a meet-management area, and a hot tub. The Oberlin College swimming and diving team — which practiced at the Splash Zone Aquatic Center during the 2017-2018 season — is relieved to have the familiarity and convenience of Carr Pool back.

“Last year, we had practice until 8:30 p.m. some nights and then had to get up at 5:30 a.m. that next morning for practice again because those were the only times we could get at Splash Zone, and it just wasn’t really practical or healthy,” College senior and breaststroker Rachel Poyle said. “Now, with our own pool again, we’re practicing at times that make sense and in a place that we are comfortable and able to train to the best of our abilities.”

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