***No KHS Lap Swimming 11/14, due to school events***
Lap Swimming Arranged at KHS Pool
Attention Lap Swimmers: Lap swimming at the Kingston High School Pool is a GO, beginning TONIGHT from 8:30pm – 9:30pm.
The KHS pool access is for lap swimming only and we ask that Y members please leave the pool, promptly, by 9:30pm.
Lap swimming will be available weekdays, M-F from 8:30pm – 9:30pm. Fridays we have the pool a little longer, 8pm – 9:30pm!
Thank you to Kingston High School and the Y Aquatics Department for making this happen so quickly!
Get your swim in tonight!
Kingston High School Pool
403 Broadway, Kingston, NY
Parking is available on the street on Broadway and spots in front of the pool.
11/13/19 Updates: Cleaning & Moving Forward
The cleanup of the pool has begun with Servpro, a flood remediation company. Servpro will take several days to clean the pool surface, decking, gutter system and more. This process started this past weekend with an industrial hygienist testing and evaluating the space. On Monday that process was completed and the cleanup started with disinfectants, scrubbing and washing of the pool.
Pool Damage Assessment
Also this week, pool contractors, project planners and our insurance company did an initial examination of the pool basin. Unfortunately, a number of voids were found under and along the sides of the pool. A more thorough review of the pool is planned once cleaning is complete, including follow up on several surface cracks and gutter system voids that were also discovered since the water main break.
Water Main Repairs
As of 11/13 we are still waiting on final approvals to begin the water main repair that is below the hot tub. All required reports (structural engineers and contractor estimates) are completed and submitted.
The YMCA is using this unfortunate event to rebuild our pool area. We want to create, not only a new pool, but an improved pool experience for the competitive swimmer, family and youth recreational swimmers and for many other new and existing aquatics programs.
Our plans include making sure the new pool is up to current code and equipped with state of the art advances to address all areas, including heating and air recovery, air clarity, energy efficiencies and more. This process is using expertise from structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, pool experts, New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, NYSERDA, consultants and others.
While we are eager to bring our pool back and know how important it is to our members and the community, we are mindful that this event gives us the opportunity to have a better pool. And, although we want to reopen it as soon as possible, we have to be sure we are doing the right thing structurally. We want to build a pool that our members and community will be proud of and one that we can all enjoy for the next 50 years.
10/29/19 Pool and Hot Tub Update:
Last week it was confirmed that the water main break is underneath the hot tub next to the main pool. This repair needs to be done but we are in touch with a number of experts in the field to be sure that this is done correctly and without damage to our building and pool. Specifically, we have structural engineers, civil engineers, contractors and others who have visited the project and we expect next steps to be forthcoming. The pool and hot tub remain closed until further notice.
Y staff, friends and family are all deeply missing our pool, we hear you. We know that our pool is the heart of this Y and it is a top priority! It is our hope that we will have more exciting updates for you soon.
In the meantime, we’ve got lap swimming at the Kingston High School Pool Monday through Thursday, 8:30pm – 9:30pm and 8pm – 9:30pm on Fridays. Brooke, Amy and Kathy, our Aquatics Instructors, created land versions of their classes – please check them out! Also, don’t forget about our other 50+ fitness classes, the indoor track our cardio machines and more.
See you at the Y!
10/21/19 Update: Water Main Break – Pool and Hot Tub Remain Closed
The Y experienced a water main break in the middle of the night last week, on the Broadway side of the building. The 6-inch water pipe blasted extensive amounts of water and foundation sediment into and underneath the hot tub. The muddy waters flooded the hot tub and our pool. The pool and hot tub have been drained and will remain closed until further notice.
Monday we had a crew excavate the broken water main and it is believed that the pipe ruptured underneath the hot tub. At this time it is necessary to dig up our hot tub to further assess the damages. Part of the digging investigation includes making sure there are no damages to our pool and surrounding foundation. We have plumbing contractors and engineers on site to assist with next steps. We’ll have updates as soon as we know more.
In the meantime, if you are missing the pool already, try one our 50+ group classes, walk the indoor track or visit our cardio Wellness Center. See you at the Y!