ICYMI: Aquatics Center Opens at Howitt Middle School in Farmingdale


FARMINGDALE, NY – The Howitt Middle School Aquatic Center is set to make a splash in the Farmingdale School District community.

The two-pool facility is scheduled to open to the public in September as part of a multimillion-dollar project being undertaken by the school district. Farmingdale residents in 2016 voted to approve a $36 million bond for the sports complex and aquatic center, which also saw the reconstruction of the high school stadium, new baseball, softball and multi-purpose stadiums in Howitt, and improvements to all school grounds. district.

Unlike Farmingdale High School’s existing pool, which has been largely reserved for district student-athletes, the community will be able to use the future aquatic center on a daily basis.

“We’re in a really good place right now, and we’re about to open it up, so that’s exciting,” Farmingdale Superintendent Paul Defendini told Patch.

The aquatic center has two pools: a 340,000 gallon competition pool for the boys and girls varsity swim teams, and the smaller community pool which will be open to the public for programs and free swimming.

The community pool will generally be open to the public Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. A free swim will be offered.

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