Thursday, January 3, 2013
The annual rivalry swim meet brought out some athletic prowess and some generous hearts as well.
The annual Wayland vs. Weston swim meet was held on Dec. 21 at the Wayland Community Pool and showcased a number of firsts in this long time rivalry. The two teams are bigger than they have ever been before with almost 200 swimmers and divers on the combined teams. For the first time ever the squads were split and a junior varsity meet was held before the varsity meet. The JV meet gave many swimmers a chance to swim events they had never tried before, particularly in the 500 free and 100 butterfly. The intensity of the rivalry was displayed in the varsity meet with Weston taking the boys competition by a score of 94-87 and Wayland taking the girls meet with a score of 95-86. A number of new pool records were set demonstrating the high …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Ben Downs, a member so the Wayland Community Pool board, submitted this thank you letter to public safety teams.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Dear Editor, On behalf of the board of the Wayland Community Pool, I want to offer our most sincere thanks to our public safety team. We had an incident at the community pool on Sunday morning involving the chemicals used to maintain the water quality in the pool. As soon as the incident was identified, our employees took necessary steps to safeguard the public. The users of the pool were never exposed to any risk and our staff took steps to safeguard themselves as well. The fire department was on site almost immediately and Chief [Vinnie] Smith, who was not on duty, was among the first to arrive. The police department was equally responsive and did an excellent job communicating with the public. Our fire captain quickly identified the …
The pool reopened Monday afternoon.
UPDATED, 4:20 p.m. The Wayland Community Pool reopened this afternoon following an inspection by state officials. Following a hazardous materials situation on Sunday, officials from the Wayland Community Pool, Wayland Fire Department, Wayland Board of Health joined state officials in approving the pool to reopen. Original Story: The Wayland Community Pool remained closed Monday as pool management awaits an inspection by state officials following a resolved hazardous materials (HAZMAT) accident Sunday. Pool director Matt DeChane said Wayland fire officials and Wayland Board of Health officials cleared the pool to reopen by late morning on Monday, but state officials must give approval before swimmers will be allowed to jump in. DeChane said…
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Authorities departed the HAZMAT scene at the Wayland Community Pool at about 9 p.m.
Authorities wrapped up an all-day HAZMAT event at the Wayland Community Pool around 9 p.m. Sunday with the situation under control and no injuries reported. Wayland Fire Chief Vinnie Smith said the fire department responded to a call this morning after a pool employee incorrectly mixed muriatic acid and chlorine, both chemicals used in the pool but when mixed outside of the pool's waters can produce deadly chlorine gas. Smith said the employee knew immediately that he had incorrectly mixed the chemicals. The fire chief said he believed that only two or three people, employees only, were at the pool at the time, and all of them left the building right away. Firefighters arrived and determined quickly that they did not have the equipment to …
Chemical mixture caused the emergency.
The Wayland Community pool was closed today after an employee mistakenly mixed two chemicals together, creating a hazardous situation, the Boston Globe is reporting. The employee who mixed the chemicals refused treatment, but Wayland Fire Captain Robert Dorey told the Globe the employee was later driven by a family member to a local hospital, where he was treated and released No injuries were reported. The pool was closed for the day as the state hazardous materials team cleaned the pool, Dorey said. The pool should reopen tomorrow.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Sky-high temps had plenty of kids and adults alike seeking relief at the Wayland Community Pool.
We found the Wayland Community Pool a busy place Wednesday afternoon as temperatures soared to their highest in point since last August. With another heat advisory in effect for Thursday, we expect staying cool to be near the top of the priority list today as well. Take a look at the images we captured and feel free to add your own shots from staying cool in Wayland.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
This group of swimmers competed in a meet in Dorchester.
Karen Montague submited this photo of several young swimmers at a recent meet. The swimmers are part of the Wayland Community Pool Swim Team and their coach is Matt DeChane, manager of the Wayland Community Pool. Summer swim leagues get started June 18 at Wayland's pool. More information is available on the website. Wayland Patch Pics & Clips is always interested in your photo and video submissions. We will occasionally feature images uploaded there.
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Wayland Community Pool is open, quite literally, for the summer.
It wasn't destructive or quite as awe-inspiring as watching a building implode, but it was a fascinating feat of engineering that led to the removal of the bubble over the Wayland Community Pool. About 20 workers spent hours unhooking the bubble, kept inflated during the winter by positive pressure, and then watching as a crane lifted it off the building. Wayland Community Pool Manager Matt DeChane said he believes the vinyl bubble weighs a couple of tons and can require as many as 30 people to gather and store once it's down. The pool has been closed this week as the bubble has been scheduled to come off since Tuesday, but rainy skies prevented the removal from going forward. With Thursday's sunny day, the job could be completed and the …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The grassy lot next to the Wayland Community Pool serves as the setting.
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, a volleyball net has gone up next door to the Wayland Community Pool. The Wayland Community Pool, in conjunction with the Wayland High School volleyball teams, installed the net, which is open to everyone free of charge. According to a press release, the net will remain up until November and will be open until sundown each day. It's located at the corner of Old Connecticut Path and the entrance to the high school. Players can leave a form of ID and check out one of two volleyballs available at the front desk of the Wayland Community Pool, or they are welcome to bring their own ball. In addition, the press release recommends bringing cones or other items to mark the corners of the court as there are no…
Monday, July 25, 2011
What's the best way to keep cool AND stay in shape? Try a water fitness class at the Wayland Community Pool.
When was the last time you smiled through your whole workout? If you can’t remember, maybe you should check out aquacize at the Wayland Community Pool. I took my first class last Thursday and I’m not sure what part of my body got a better workout — my abs from trying to keep myself afloat, or my cheeks from smiling so much. Not only was it good exercise, it was really fun. In this era of p90X, cross-fit and Tabata bootcamp classes, water fitness gets a bad rap. I think that’s because it’s hailed as a low impact workout and it’s often billed as a great exercise for seniors. Be aware: This is not your grandma’s aquacize class (although I’m sure grandma is welcome). Did you know that you can burn about 300-400 calories in an hour of water …