Lewisville ISD’s Aquatic Center West is temporarily closed after a portion of the building’s overhead air conditioning ductwork fell from the ceiling over the weekend.
A statement on the Lewisville ISD website said that the facility was empty at the time, and that nobody was injured in the collapse. Swim coach Tom Gargan sent parents a photo by email Monday showing the ductwork hanging down above the stands, and resting on top of a glass box seating area.
The district says the facility is closed until the Construction and Facility Services teams can assess the damage and ensure it’s safe to re-enter the building. Then they’ll determine a plan to move forward.
The $20 million state-of-the-art three-story facility opened in 2014 in Lewisville behind the Ben Harmon 9th/10th grade campus. It has two pools. The larger main pool is certified for competition, and was used earlier this year for an international women’s water polo tournament.
It has suffered its hiccups both during construction and in use. In March of this year, a leak caused the cancellation of a tournament.
There are swim meets scheduled at the facility from June 16 throughout the summer.