Swanson community pool open for the 2018 season
Swanson Highlands Pool in South Bend is open for the season.
President Suzanne Dunne says it's taken a lot of work. Last summer the pool was forced to close unexpectedly when it couldn't pay its bills. The former treasurer and a board member stepped down after questions were raised about where membership money was spent. Current board members say about $120,000 was in question. Dunne says fundraisers and community donations have them back on track financially. She was shocked by the amount of support.
"I was actually struck by how much other people in the community really reached out and wanted to make the pool come back," said Dunne.
A new diving board is in place and plumbing and electrical repairs were made. Dunne says the new board members are committed to being transparent -- and making sure last year never happens again.
"Now all the board members have access to look at our bank statements," said Dunne.
Both Dunne and Montague say regaining credibility will be tough. But they say they're ready to prove to the community that Swanson Pool will remain strong for years to come.
"Like I said, a lot of time and effort into this. You know we hope everybody will trust us again to come back to the pool," said Montague.
Address: 52959 Parker Dr, South Bend, IN 46635
Phone: (574) 277-7665