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Swimming Pool

Amenities and Features

  • Heated six lane competition size pool
  • Interclub swim team (4 to 18)
  • One meter diving pool with two diving boards
  • Poolside adult and children social events
  • Baby pool
  • Snack bar, dining tables and locker room amenities

History of the Pool

The first country club pool was built in 1922. Throughout the early decades, and to some extent even today, it was typical for the dads to be out on the golf course while moms and children spent leisure time at the pool. The family would meet up poolside for lunch, and the dads would play games in the pool with their children as the moms took a well-deserved break.

The original pool was 100-feet long by 25-feet wide, with the diving well at one end. It had a low three-meter diving board and a two-level diving tower.

The first pool was replaced with the current one in 1957. Maintaining the pool easily and cost-effectively has literally been a drain on club staff for years. Once in the 1990s, the pool opened for the season several days late while “band-aid” tactics were again applied to fix it. It wasn’t until the 2009 season when scuba divers were called in to methodically determine where and how extensive the leaks were, thus putting an end to the thousands of gallons of leaking water from the pool. The separate pool for children is part of the pool complex, but it’s unclear when that was built.

Source: The History of the Lafayette Country Club (PDF)

 

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Hours of Operation
Summer Hours
May 28 2010 thru Sept 6 2010
Open Daily from 11:00am to 8:00 pm
Weather permitting

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