The King’s Academy Opens Full-Page Aquatic Center
The King’s Academy dedicated the Full-Page Aquatic Center on Thursday, April 2nd with a special ceremony and ribbon cutting. The Lions Swim Team took ceremonial first laps as a crowd of secondary students, board members, and invited guests cheered them on. Throughout the afternoon, elementary students toured the pool facility and took home a special gift of sunglasses and a water bottle holder.
The center contains 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 6 ft. 8in. in depth. For competition purposes the pool will operate a hi-tech Colorado Timing System software with underwater touchpad sensors. The pool will be 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. “We never envisioned being in a position to be able to do something like this, but we are blessed to do so because our parents ingrained in us the importance of education and hard work. Honoring them in this way recognizes the foundation they laid for us, for which we are so thankful,” said TKA parent Tuny Page.
Watch a video of aerial footage of the ceremony.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_KytW8pX6k
Special thanks to alumnus Hans Kahlert ‘99 for his help obtaining this drone footage.