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We went to the new Aquatic Center this afternoon. It was the grand opening today, but we went too late for all the hoopla. It was a bit windy but we all had fun and got wet.
It was a little crowded, but what do you expect with a new attraction? We went to the 4.5 foot pool for most of the time. The water was 84 degrees (2 degrees warmer than the VC Pool!). Avery had a great time till she got water up her nose. She was not happy about that!
My overall analysis of the aquatic center is that it’s a great place, totally needed by Ventura. The locker rooms sucked big time. I’ve spent a lot of time in many locker rooms in my life, so I know what I like. Too many toilets and not enough room to change. If you go into the locker room to go pee, you see all the people that are showering! Weird to me. There are not enough benches to set your stuff on when changing. There are no long-term lockers, so if you were to go swimming a few times a week, you have to bring all your shower stuff with you- a real pain in the behind! The showers are not so great either. The water pressure is good but the water comes out in one strong stream, OK for adults, but a little difficult for the kids- not just my kid, but the kids in there today couldn’t get the shampoo out of their hair!
I have been twice now to this new joint. I know we’ll be going a lot over the next few years. We live close enough to walk, which is a big plus.
We paid some moula for our names to go on the “Athletic Donor” wall. It says “Dan, Sara & Avery Cameron.” Check it out when you go by there.
Did anyone else have the chance to go check out this new attraction in the beautiful city of Ventura?