Inaugural Swim Meet at Full-Page Aquatic Center

TKA's Full Page Aquatic Center - Warming Up Before the Meet

TKA’s Full Page Aquatic Center – Warming Up Before the Meet

The King’s Academy held its first-ever on-campus swim meet at the newly-opened Full-Page Aquatic Center yesterday.  While the school has had a swim team since 1972, and boasts a number of individual state championships in swimming, the school celebrated this first meet with great excitement.  Fifty-six swimmers competed in the inaugural meet as TKA hosted cross-town rival Wellington High School.

“It was incredible to see this young team pull together and host our first meet here at our very own pool! I’m so proud of how these kids performed, especially with so many members of the team being first time competitive swimmers. I’m so excited to see what the rest of the season holds for this group of dedicated kids” said TKA Head Swim Coach Katie Piccirillo.

“We are excited to be able to host our own swim meets on campus.  Adding the Full-Page Aquatic Center adds another dimension to the development of TKA’s athletic program.  We are blessed to have such a great facility on our campus” commented TKA Athletic Director Adam Winters.

The Full-Page Aquatic Center is a 10 lane, 25 yard x 25 meter pool, with a 3,000 sq. ft. pool house. The pool house consists of locker-rooms, coaches’ office, concession, and storage areas. The pool is 325,000 gallons and is 6ft. 8in. in depth. For competition purposes the pool operates a hi-tech Colorado Timing System software with underwater touchpad sensors. The pool is used for swim team practices & meets, PE classes, elementary intramural program, swim lessons, summer swim camps, adult fitness classes, lifeguard certification courses, and more.

The Center came to fruition through a lead gift from the Page family who wanted to honor Guilford & Charlotte Full and W.D. & Patricia Page with the naming of the facility.

 

Excited Fans

Excited Fans

Swim Team Members Kirsten Tenore (6th), Abigail Martin (8th), and Ashley Arrington (6th)

Swim Team Members Kirsten Tenore (6th), Abigail Martin (8th), and Ashley Arrington (6th)

8th Grader, Balin Krauel Ready to Dive for the Boys 200 Freestyle Relay

8th Grader, Balin Krauel Ready to Dive for the Boys 200 Freestyle Relay

Swimmer Competes

Swimmer Competes