For Release 9:00AM
March 22, 2010
Nor-Gwyn Swim Coach Jacquelyn Borkowski wins 3 NCAA Division II championship events at Canton, Ohio during March championship swim meet. Named “Swimmer of the Meet”
The 1976 facility was built to international standards with a 10 lane by 50-meter course and a 12 lane by 25-yard course for competition. Thus, it is a large pool of over 600,000 gallons. It was equipped with two vertical-tank high-rate sand filters and two 15-horsepower circulating pumps. The filter tanks were standard steel construction, subject to attack by swimming pool water. Inevitably, the filters began to spring leaks.
In early 2006 the pool's management team decided that the filters would have to be replaced. A group of interested members joined with Tim Damico, the club president, and Jim Dillalogue, the manager of maintenance for Upper Gwynedd Township, to study their potential options and select a new filter system, with the hope of having it in operation for the 2006 season.