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June 30, 2006

ULM Natatorium to temporarily close for building improvements

ULM's Lake C. Oxford Natatorium will close for renovation Saturday, July 1 at 2 p.m. with plans to re-open in mid-September.

Current building improvements include repainting the ceiling, removing styrofoam from upper windows to promote a brighter interior, re-painting the sundeck fence and upper outside part of the building, and installing red tile in the pool to distinguish the 5 ft. end from the shallow one.

The Lake C. Oxford Natatorium was built in 1976 and was previously renovated in 1996. In October 2003, a new chlorinating system was installed, followed by a new boiler and air conditioning system in January 2005.

The Natatorium houses two indoor, heated pools; one is a 50-meter by 25 yard competition pool and the other is a 25 yard by 12.5 yard diving well. The diving well has 2 one-meter boards and 2 three-meter boards. The sundeck, which overlooks Bayou DeSiard, has ample deck chairs and tables with umbrellas ideal for sunbathing or enjoying a picnic lunch.

For its members, the Natatorium will offer a complimentary membership to the ULM Activity Center for the months of closure.

For more information, contact 318-342-5315.

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