BREAKING: AUSD shutters pools
Alameda school district officials shuttered swim centers at Alameda and Encinal high schools this morning for unspecified repairs, The Island has just learned. District officials are saying they have an outside consultant looking at the pools to see what repairs they need and they’re not sure what needs to be done, what it will cost or how long it will be before they reopen.
“Basically, they’re closed for inspection and evaluation,” the district’s director of maintenance, operations and facilities, Robby Lyng, said Friday. He wasn’t sure what issues may have led to the shutdown and referred a reporter to the district’s chief business officer, Robert Shemwell, who was not immediately available for comment.
Alameda Unified and the city operate the Emma Hood Swim Center at Alameda High School and the Encinal Swim Center at Encinal High School. A woman who answered the phone at the city’s Recreation and Parks Department referred a reporter to the school district for information.
Swimmers and water polo players are just getting the word about the shutdown today, according to a website for local aquatic sports.
More to come.