The Phoenixville Area School District has entered into a unique partnership that will bring a world-class swimming facility to the community with no cost to taxpayers, according to a report in Swimming World magazine.

Led by a committed group of volunteers, the nonprofit Valley Forge Aquatic Center (VFAC) is working to raise $25 million to build an aquatic center on land owned by the Phoenixville Area School District in Schuylkill Township.

The aquatic center is currently going by the name of The Philadelphia Aquatic Center. When completed, the facility is slated to include an Olympic-sized pool, a diving well, and a separate shallow warm water pool for youth swim lessons and aqua therapy by healthcare providers.

Phoenixville superintendent Dr. Alan Fegley describes the project as “an amazing example of a public/private partnership. They (the nonprofit) will be using a piece of land that has been unused and building something for the public good.”

Image via Spillman Farmer Architects.

By: Mark Hostutler