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The Edina Aquatic Center is more than just an outdoor pool! Since 1958, both kids and adults have had fun swimming and splashing around, while creating lasting family memories. To celebrate those joyous moments, the Edina Aquatic Center will celebrate its 60th Anniversary this year with special events throughout the summer.

How should the Edina Aquatic Center celebrate its 60th Anniversary this summer?

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Sharon Hierlmaier 3 months ago

I have been taking school age groups to the Aquatic Center for over 20 years and the students love it. I asked one of my students "What would you suggest to the city to do to celebrate the 60th Anniversary. She responded " Have a Swimathon". and the money raised would go to a nonprofit in the community". :-)

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Kaylin Eidsness admin 3 months ago

Love that idea! Thank you for sharing, Sharon. Did your students have any other suggestions? Kids are full of good ideas!

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Catherine Thurk 3 months ago

How about offering Teen nights? (or late afternoons). Movie nights?

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Kaylin Eidsness admin 3 months ago

Great idea, Catherine! Should special activities be offered with teen nights? If so, any suggestions?

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Catherine Thurk 3 months ago

Could have a burger truck or some other sort of food truck. Maybe just "teen" music (not sure what the noise rules are). Most of the time, teens just wanna hang, so not sure they'd be into "activities". Other than water related activities, not sure there's much room for more. And in general probably less "organized" is better.

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Jake Omodt 3 months ago

I like the idea of having a teen night with a food truck. Another cool idea could be trying to break a world record like the largest gathering of people wearing swim caps. Or maybe a competition on the Flowrider. People could sign up in divisions based on skill or age and compete for a prize. Might be a cool way to showcase the Flowrider.

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