Many of you may not be familiar with the Vernon Swim Club. No, it is not the Fort Thomas Swim Club with its waiting list of 500 but a small neighborhood swim club that sits in the backyard of Mayor Mary Brown.
This pool has been around for a few years and has offered not only the residents of Vernon Lanes, but surrounding streets as well, a nice respite from the crowded decks of the Fort Thomas YMCA. The club has only 28 members today. Recent Federal laws requiring newer, updated filtration systems as well as drainage systems mean that in order for the pool to stay open they need to completely dig up the old pool and replace it with a new one. Obviously the club does not have enough capital to make this investment today and are raising funds through a bonding program and adding 2 - that's right 2 - new members.
While 2 new members does not seem like a tall hurdle, due to the need for a larger outlay for the bond some existing members are dropping their membership and the club needs as many as 12 by next month to keep going. The initial plans for the new pool calls for an L-shaped pool with an expanded swimming area and a walk-in on the new portion. This will provide more shallow swimming area for the kids. The plan also includes a wrap around deck for more areas to sun.
If anyone is interested in finding out more or would like to sign-up contact Marc Kirschenbaum at 859-322-4565.