YMCA Pool to Stay Open Until May 1

A reorganized construction schedule will allow the Bayside YMCA to keep its swimming pool open until the spring.

Swimmers at the are much happier campers today.

The pool will remain open until May 1. That news sparked multiple emails to Patch Thursday.

Joe Martino, executive director of the Bayside YMCA, said: “We have been guessing when we need to close it down for construction. We’ve guessed wrong twice. We decided that we didn’t want to go month to month.”

The YMCA is building a new aquatics center as part of its expansion. A construction schedule that has been reorganized will involve work and demolition in other parts of the building first, Martino said.

The building timetable remains approximately the same.

The YMCA is ready to start construction even though it still needs approval of the construction process from the RI Department of Environmental Management (DEM), Martino said.

“There are no issues,” he said. “It’s just the process.”


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