PERTH AMBOY—The Raritan Bay Area YMCA – Aquatics Facility welcomed neighboring high school swim teams this week.
Starting on Monday, the YMCA hosts the following area high schools: Middletown North High School, Middletown South High School, St. Joseph’s High School, Christian Brother’s Academy, East Brunswick High School and Perth Amboy High School.
The facility boasts a sizable recreational pool, complete with manual chair lift, and a 10-lane competition pool complete with Colorado Timing System and a 325-spectator viewing gallery.
“Many local high schools are in dire need of adequate aquatics facilities and our YMCA is the ideal location for many of these centrally located high schools,” said Steve Jobin, president and CEO.
“Because of the scarcity of pool time within our area, it has been nearly impossible for a school district such as ours with two high schools and two varsity swim teams to find a facility that could accommodate nearly 100 swimmers practicing together in one pool,” said David Healy, assistant superintendent for operations & personnel, Middletown Township Public Schools.
In addition to the existing swim teams, the Perth Amboy High School First Swim Team will be practicing at the facility.
“There are 70 students interested in the new team. The excitement throughout the high school is amazing. The YMCA is so nice and so many kids will benefit from competitive swimming” said Kristin DeTomasso, newly-hired Perth Amboy swim coach
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