MALTA — Adirondack Aquatic Center received a $1 million pledge from an anonymous donor for its proposed $22 million, 80,000-square-foot facility.
“This pledge brings us closer to realizing our dream — to build a state-of-the-art aquatic facility that community members and visitors can utilize for years to come for recreational and wellness, therapeutic and competitive training purposes,” said Kara Harade, president of Adirondack Aquatic Center’s Board of Directors.
The multi-use, year-round facility will have four pools, including an Olympic-size pool with varying lengths, depths and temperatures for diverse swim programs, including learn to swim, rehabilitation and competition, along the health and wellness corridor on Route 67.
“Sports tourism is an incredibly promising market right now and we need to be at the forefront of this innovative curve,” said Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, D-Round Lake.
According to a news release, an official fundraising campaign will kick off next year.