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Originally published in the Voice of the valley, February 23, 1977

By D’Ann Pedee

Dream a reality—The brand new Tahoma swimming pool will be opened to the public on Thursday, March 3, at 1 p.m. The $825,000 facility is the 15th Forward Thrust swimming pool in the King County Parks System. A wide range of aquatic programs will be offered at the new pool including public swimming, adult and senior citizen swimming, special swims, swimming lessons, swim team, handicapped activities, membership, and rentals. (Photo by Bob Gerbing.)

Dream a reality—The brand new Tahoma swimming pool will be opened to the public on Thursday, March 3, at 1 p.m. The $825,000 facility is the 15th Forward Thrust swimming pool in the King County Parks System. A wide range of aquatic programs will be offered at the new pool including public swimming, adult and senior citizen swimming, special swims, swimming lessons, swim team, handicapped activities, membership, and rentals. (Photo by Bob Gerbing.)

Prayer, pomp, and important personage will mark the official opening of the Tahoma Forward Thrust Swimming Pool on Thursday, March 3, at 1 p.m.

Although the $825,000 pool has been scheduled to open quite a few times since 1976, the band will not play “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” Instead, an uplifting note will be heard as the Tahoma band offers “The Star Spangled Banner” and possibly “Out to Sea” from Jaws as part of its prelude.

County dignitaries who will address the guests are King County Executive John Spellman and County Councilman Dave Mooney. Along with Tahoma School Supt. Joe Tobin, they will cut the ribbon signaling the start of some exhibition swimming, followed by two free public swim sessions. (more…)

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