Walker Natatorium delayed

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Claire Wever

The Walker Natatorium as viewed from Chopin Drive.

Ben Cohen, breaking news editor

Construction of the Walker Natatorium has been delayed.  Supposed to have been completed Aug. 17, the delay was prompted by 9 inches of rain in June and a 35-day masonry strike, Mike Wade, associate principal, said.

The privately-funded pool will be completed by the end of September. KHS is trying to get a temporary occupancy permit so swim practices and aquatics classes can be held.

“I can’t wait until it opens,” Wade said. “I go in and tour it once a week, and it’s amazing how big and pretty it is. The windows are going in this week. We’re getting close.”

KSD