Regency Estates Swim Club - a swimming pool rich with history and tradition - had a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday, February 27, 2006 for the replacement of the 40 year old community swimming pool.

RESC President Pat O'Connor said the groundbreaking is a celebration of a project that is a major addition to the greater Montgomery County community the pool serves. It also celebrates a partnership involving RESC members, local businesses, and Montgomery County and state government officials that made the project possible, he said.



"Everyone involved in this partnership understands the importance of the project to our community," O'Connor said. "This is a great example of our community working together."

Nestled in Regency Estates bordering on Gainsborough Road and Deborah Drive, RESC was developed in the early 1960's and was in need of renovations. A recent assessment found that the pool was not up to current code standards as the life expectancy of the structure of a concrete pool is 50 years. The RESC Board worked to find the right solution for renovating the pool, which was at the end of its useful life. Replacement was the only viable solution.

The new pool, designed by Paddock Swimming Pool Company in Rockville, MD is one of only three in the lower county and the only one in the area will have features to serve all members. Some of the new features include:

- A "beach" entry for easy access.
- Water features and slides for the children (young and old).
- New playground equipment.
- Two full courses of swim lanes permitting both swim team and adult lap lanes.
- Three meter (one of the last in the County) and one meter diving boards which will accommodate full-scale swimming and diving meets.
- New vacuum and gutter filtration, pump, electrical, and lighting systems and structural walls.
- A multi-activity court for basketball, volleyball and other activities.