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Aquatic center to reopen Sunday

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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The Spencer Aquatic Center will reopen at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, the Spencer Family YMCA announced. Out of respect for Michael Rohan, the pool facility has remained closed since the accident on June 6.
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The Spencer Aquatic Center will reopen at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, the Spencer Family YMCA announced.

"Michael Rohan will always be in our hearts," Becky LaBarre, executive director of the Spencer Family YMCA, said. "Out of respect for Michael, his family and his friends, we are keeping the Aquatic Center closed until his services have taken place. We hope that reopening the Aquatic Center on Sunday will help our community begin to heal."

Services for Rohan are scheduled for Saturday in Spencer.

A spokesperson for the local family center noted the Spencer YMCA has taught thousands of people to swim and enjoy the water safely over the past 50 years. The Y's top priority is making sure all children and adults are safe in the pool.

The YMCA and the city of Spencer offer a two-week session of Red Cross swim lessons, open to anyone in the community, for $10 each summer at the Aquatic Center. Financial assistance is available. The Y also offers free swim lessons to all second-graders at its facility at 1001 11th Ave. W. through its Splash program.

For more information regarding the Red Cross or Splash swim lessons, please contact Megan Whitaker at 262-3782 or mwhitaker@spencerymca.org



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