Cleveland: Sites evaluated for possible pool complex

Cleveland: Sites evaluated for possible pool complex

February 9th, 2011 by Randall Higgins in Local - Breaking News

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.

In this file photo from June 2010, Cleveland...

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.


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