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Yorktown Aquatic Center Opens

From right, George Strollo, Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hughes Hynes, School Board members Abby Raphael, Libby Garvey and School Superintendent join with others to cut the ribbons to the newly opened center.

From right, George Strollo, Arlington County Board Chair Mary Hughes Hynes, School Board members Abby Raphael, Libby Garvey and School Superintendent join with others to cut the ribbons to the newly opened center. Photo by Louise Krafft.

— The newly completed Yorktown Aquatic Center held a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15.

A free swim day attracted water enthusiasts.

The pool is located at Yorktown High School and may be accessed by entering door #3.

Hours of operation are: Sunday- noon to 6 .pm.; Monday through Friday-5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., noon to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday- 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Kay Wagner leads her granddaughters into the shallow pool for a swim lesson after the official opening of the Yorktown Aquatic Center on Sunday.

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Arlington resident George Strollo, 98, joins Head of facilities for Arlington County Public Schools Clarence Stukes in christening the new pool with a gallon of water from the old pool.

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Lifeguard Julian Nevaros gathers with his fellow guards for last minute instructions before the pool is officially opened.

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Head of facilities for Arlington County Public Schools, Clarence Stukes welcomes all to the official opening of the new aquatic center at Yorktown.

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Arlington resident George Strollo, 98, prepares to swim.