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Cary Ready to Dive Into Another Aquatic Project

An aquatics center in Cary is set to open this weekend. Now, town leaders want to take the plunge on another project.

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CARY, N.C. — The Town of Cary wants to build a community center that would include three pools. The news comes as the grand opening looms for another aquatic center in Cary.

Taking a plunge in the Triangle is not always easy. Those who swim for sport claim it is tough to find enough pools.

"I think a lot of teams are in the same boat as we are in. The lack of pool space makes scheduling difficult," said Brian Gill, of the Raleigh Swimming Association.

Sunday's official opening of the Triangle Aquatics Center, located next to Cary Towne Center, will provide a place to swim. Plus, the town is planning another project that would add another three pools to the area.

The Cary Community Aquatics Center could open in the summer of 2010. It will have two indoor pools and one outside, but planners are trying to decide where to put the facility.

Swimmers said they are glad more options are opening up in the Triangle.

"This will begin to address the severe lack of aquatic facilities in the area," said Mike Curran of the Triangle Aquatics Center.

Officials said the new center will not only have pools. It will also have gyms, an indoor track and a climbing wall.


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