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JOHN WALKER NATATORIUM
JOHN WALKER NATATORIUM 
 
We are pleased to announce that the Mercer Island School District is honoring Coach John Walker by naming the pool natatorium after him. The pool will be known as the Mary Wayte Pool with the John Walker Natatorium. A Natatorium is the area the pool is located, within a larger structure.
 
The School District recognized that without Coach John the pool would not have remained open. Back in 2010 the organization that was managing Mary Wayte Pool pulled out and without anyone to manage the facility OCA stepped up and came to the rescue. OCA, led by Coach John and Alice worked with the district and got a contract written in 3 weeks so the doors could stay open on January 1, 2011. OCA has worked hard with the Mercer Island School district and the City of Mercer Island to keep swimming alive on the Island for all swimmers. 
 
This is a very fitting honor for Coach John as his goal was always the greater good of swimming for all. OCA feels honored that the School District is remembering Coach John in such a significant way. 
 
GO OCA!