- Associated Press - Monday, March 31, 2014

MONROE, La. (AP) - Chief executive Ronita Ross says the YMCA of Northeast Louisiana is ending its contract to run the swimming pool at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

She tells The News-Star (https://tnsne.ws/1dIyYaw ) it became clear that the Lake C. Oxford Natatorium would never break even.

University President Nick Bruno says the school probably will close the pool permanently at the end of April.

It had planned to close the pool in 2011, but agreed to give the YMCA a chance to operate it for the community.

The ‘Y’ had to decide by March 31 whether to extend its contract.

Ross estimates it would cost at least $500,000 to bring the pool up to standard, without considering operational expenses.

Students voted last year to use the natatorium fee for other services.


Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com

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