262,672 Gallons

On Tuesday the Y began filling its new 10-lane, 25-yard lap pool at Mahackeno.

After a final coat of plaster was applied to the pool shell, Ellen Johnston — the Y’s Water Rat head coach and swim program director — took a ceremonial turn with the hose.

Y pool being filled

Just 24 hours later, here’s what it looked like:

Y pool nearly filled

Now the water will be conditioned for at least 10 days. Then it will be inspected, and certified for public use.

The Y will open the new facility when every area is ready. They’re shooting for early September.

Meanwhile, everyone into the pool — the soon-to-be-old one, downtown.

4 responses to “262,672 Gallons

  1. It looks amazing. I can’t wait to see it!

  2. Jill Turner Odice

    beautiful! Wish we still lived in Westport!

  3. It’s a great thing for a town to have a great Y- all the naysayers will be eating their words. Congrats to all who pushed through with the vision.
    And Yay for WaterWrat swimming.

  4. Isabelle Isafan

    I’m sorry Al Raymond won’t see it.