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Sidney Aquatic Center ready for opening day



Lifeguard Erin Bown cleans the leisure pool at the Sidney Aquatic Center from dirt brought in during windy weekend weather Monday morning. The new facility will officially open to the public this Friday, weather permitting.

In just a few days, the long wait for the Sidney Aquatic Center to be open to the public will be over.

"I'm glad we're finally at this point, said Tom Von Seggern, park superintendent for the City of Sidney. "It's been a long haul."

The $5.4 million Sidney Aquatic Center began construction in August last year, replacing the established pool after nearly 40 years of service.

The new facility contains a 3,400-square-foot six-lane competition pool with accomodations for water polo, basketball and volleyball, a 2,100-square-foot leisure pool featuring a 90-foot lazy river, five deck geysers and...

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