published Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Cleveland: Sites evaluated for possible pool complex

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    In this file photo from June 2010, Cleveland School Board members and others walked through the old American Uniform building after a proposal by the building owner that all or part of the manufacturing plant could be re-developed as classroom space. The space is now being considered for a possible competitive swimming pool complex.
    Staff File Photo by Randall HIggins

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Two sites are being looked at for a possible competitive swimming pool complex involving the city, city schools, Lee University and others.

The Cleveland School Board’s Site Committee heard the proposal Wednesday from Cleveland High School swim coach Tim Davis.

The locations are the empty American Uniform Building on Parker Street and the site of the Teen Learning Center downtown, once the Tennessee National Guard Armory building, downtown.

The school board has a called meeting Friday to discuss next week’s interviews with candidates seeking to become the next director of city schools. The full board is expected to get a report on the proposal at that noon meeting at the administrative office building on Mouse Creek Road.

The proposed complex includes a competition venue with a 50 meter by 25 yard competition pool with a diving well and a 17 foot by 34 foot therapy pool.

Davis said funding could come from participating partners in the project, grants and private donations and produce revenue.

More details in tomorrow's Times Free Press.

about Randall Higgins...

Randall Higgins covers news in Cleveland, Tenn., for the Times Free Press. He started work with the Chattanooga Times in 1977 and joined the staff of the Chattanooga Times Free Press when the Free Press and Times merged in 1999. Randall has covered Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Alabama. He now covers Cleveland and Bradley County and the neighboring region. Randall is a Cleveland native. He has bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Technological University. His awards ...

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