Save the YWCA pool bubble

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Earlier this week, workers at the YWCA transformed their outdoor pool to an indoor pool by putting up the bubble.

The YWCA offers a unique solution so women who rely on classes like water aerobics can continue all winter long.

"It helps all populations involved," said YWCA aquatics director Lance Tate. "Whether there be ladies during water aerobics, maintaining fitness, children taking swim lessons."

The facility is also used by thousands of residents from every age and with different needs.

"We have down syndrome children and their family, autistic children and their family, special Olympics children athletes come and practice in the pool," said YWCA Chairwoman Suesan Sullivan.  "There's so many people that would really feel the loss if this bubble was not replaced."

The non-profit agency has put the two-story bubble over the pool for seven years, and now the agency says it's old and in need of repair.

Friday, the organization held a fund raiser at Carrabba's Italian Grill to help raise money to repair the bubble that will cost nearly $100,000.  The YWCA has about two years to raise the money.

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