The refurbished pool has been in use for a few weeks now. Whatcom Family YMCA provides services in a city-owned building. (Hailey Palmer/Lynden Tribune)

City, regional parks & rec. district, YMCA all contributed 

LYNDEN ­— The city and partners held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 19 to highlight completion of the $204,354 project to upgrade the pool at the Lynden YMCA buidling.

Work began July 1 and went to mid-August. That was two weeks longer than originally anticipated because of “additional repairs needed to an expansion joint and new anchors,” said Mayor Scott Korthuis.

The contractor was Anderson Poolworks of Wilsonville, Oregon.

The pool had all its plaster and tile replaced and then was resurfaced.  Also, the city did repairs of drains in the women’s locker room and the YMCA repaired pool access stairs. Last year already, the city had retrofitted the pool with new LED lighting.

The Lynden Regional Parks and Recreation District contributed $75,000 and Whatcom Family YMCA, which operates programs in the city-owned building, pitched in with $50,000. The city paid the balance.

All classes and recreational swimming in the pool have now resumed, and it is the home pool of the Lynden High School girls swim team this fall.

“We recognize the value of having a pool in the community and the opportunity it provides for children to learn how to swim. We trust that swim teams and members are really enjoying this revitalized pool and will do so for many more years,” Korthuis said.