New pool in Ketchikan makes big splash

August 1, 2012 

KETCHIKAN -- Ketchikan's new Gateway Aquatic Center is open for business.

The Ketchikan Daily News says the center and its $25 million pool were officially unveiled Saturday. The center sports an eight-lane competition pool and a twisty slide called the Tongass Tornado.

Wendy Miller, head of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Parks and Recreation Department, says the 35,000-foot aquatic center will do wonders for Ketchikan and people in the surrounding area.

The city's old community pool closed two weeks ago after 40 years of service.

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