Recent upgrades to the WSMR Aquatics Center will help keep it a great outing experience for visitors and residents on the installation.
Robert Koren, WSMR Aquatics Facility and Programs manager, said the Aquatics Center recently got some facility upgrades that went in line with a series of Garrison organizational updates, helping to keep the WSMR Aquatics Center a unique recreational facility with a series of activities for the installation.
The recent upgrades include three new solar pool heaters and updated locker rooms with updated flooring. Koren said they have also been approved for new patio furniture and the pool filters have also recently been cleaned out. The locker rooms are still under renovation but are near completion.
The center is also looking into getting a dehumidification system that should be available in March. Koren said the new system will create a more comfortable climate for guests.
Koren recently introduced a new feature, the zorbs, to the center in mid January. These zorbs gives visitors the ability to walk on water, or rather roll on water, while enclosed in a plastic blow up ball. The zorbs launch in mid January brought in a large crowd of over 30 people. He said he’s looking into designing a relay race event once word gets out about the zorbs.
“The reason (for bringing the zorbs is to keep abreast with trends in recreation and leisure. We’re trying to be innovative and thinks outside of the box,” Koren said.
Koren said the new feature will be used for programs and special events. An upcoming event will be held on Valentine’s Day for sweethearts who wish to spend a unique day together. The event will be held from 12-4 p.m. at $6 per person.
The zorbs is only the newest feature of the many that are available at the center. The center also offers a kiddy pool for the younger guests, a rock wall, a three meter and a one meter diving board, and a water slide.
The center charges $2 per visit or a 30 visit punch card for $40. Active Duty Military personnel get in for free. For more information contact Robert Koren at 678-1068.