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HISTORY OF THE FT. THOMAS SWIM CLUB

The Ft. Thomas Swim Club was founded in 1960. The founding Board of Directors were:

Officers
President - Charles Bonniville
Vice President - Joseph F. Fisher
Treasurer - Robert A. Ryan
Secretary - Harold M. Allen

Board of Directors
Wm C. Bridges
James C. Bright
Mrs. Theo. Bush
Roy W. Foureman
Wm. H. Hays
Allan E. Hokenson
Evan L. Jones
Stan Jorgenson
J.S. McLane
Mrs. Robert Rice
Wm. H. Schuler
Ed. J. Walters
Robert M. Rankin

The facilities were purchased for approximately $125,000 which included the following:

  • Acquisition of land and right of way
  • Grading, landscaping, paving and lighting
  • Construction of an adequate sized pool designed to meet health and safety regulations and the baby pool.
  • Construction of a bath house, with toilet facilities, lockers, showers and a snack bar.
  • Complete filtration system.
  • Provision for adequate off-street parking.

The money for the construction of the pool was raised by requiring each member to purchase five $50 interest bearing (1/2%) debenture bonds, totaling $250.

Annual dues was estimated at $36.00 per family unit per year.

The original pool was a 35 yard straight line pool and approximately 42 feet wide with a diving well at the 10 foot deep end. As safety rules changed so did the need for a new pool. The high dive had to be closed because the deep end was only 10 feet deep and a bulkhead had to be purchased to use during swim meets. In 1991 the pool was renovated to what it is today which complies with Federal and State Safety Regulations. The new pool was built by Swim Pool Specialists and the buildings were constructed by Doepker Construction for approximately $750,000. (Click here to see pictures of old pool and construction of new pool).

The pool has been enjoyed by families for the past four decades and we hope to keep providing a wonderful facility for generations in the future.

Sunday Grill Out
5/26/2019 (Sunday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Come for lunch at the club! Burgers, metts, brats, chips and a drink. Extra sandwich $2. Cost $3.
Late Night Swim and Food Truck Friday
6/14/2019 (Friday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
The pool stays open until 11:00 p.m. Local food truck will be at the the club with food to purchase from 5 to 8 PM. Members Free! Guest fees apply.
Teen Night
6/19/2019 (Wednesday: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM)
For all teens grades 6-12. Two slices of pizza and 1 drink ticket given to each teen at the gate. Drawing for prizes at 9:30 p.m. Members $3, Guests $5.
Adult Night
6/29/2019 (Saturday: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM)
Join us for a night without kids! Music and light appetizers. BYOB (no glass). Members Free. Non-members $5. MUST BE AT LEAST 21 TO ATTEND. Pool will close at 5:00 PM.
Sunday Grill Out
7/7/2019 (Sunday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Come for lunch at the club! Burgers, metts, brats, chips and a drink. Extra sandwich $2. Cost $3.
Late Night Swim and Food Truck Friday
7/12/2019 (Friday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
The pool stays open until 11:00 p.m. Local food truck will be at the club from 5 to 8 PM. Members free! Guest fees apply.
Ladies Luncheon - MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND!!!
7/17/2019 (Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
The tradition continues!! Open to the public! Food and soft drinks provided. Booths of products and services will be on display. Must be 21 to attend. $20 Pre-sale tickets thru 7/14 $25 after 7/14 Pool re-opens to membership at 5:00 PM
Children's Party
7/31/2019 (Wednesday, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
Grades Pre-school through 5th grade. Games, prizes and fun for the kids. Members free! Guest fees apply.
Sunday Grill Out
8/4/2019 (Sunday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Come for lunch at the club! Burgers, Mets, brats, chips and a drink. Cost $3. Extra sandwich $2.

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