Update: As you can see from the photo, there appears to be two people in the 50 meter pool area in swimsuits (this occurred last night, Sunday). According to the picture taker they saw the truck pull up in front, and once they realized they were being watched, they pulled the vehicle to the rear of the building. The picture taker then went to the rear and saw a young couple get out, the male was wearing his swim trunks already and the female had a swimsuit in hand. Then they easily unlocked the door and went in, where they later shot a picture of them going into the 50 meter pool area.

Update II: I guess Sioux Falls construction told the police that they were doing a ‘security check’ of the facility. I guess construction companies now do those inspections in swimsuits instead of hard hats.


Apparently last night someone (person living in Spellerberg neighborhood) took photos of people swimming in the Aquatic Center, once the people realized they were being watched, they split before police arrived (they were contacted).

If this really occurred, I find it a bit ironic that the city has not set an opening date for the center yet, but ‘someone’ is already using the facility.

Remember what I was told at the public tour about not being able to use video equipment because Sioux Falls Construction has ‘possession’ of the building until they turn the keys over to the city (even though they have received well over $16 million from the city’s taxpayers).

There is also a question of safety. What if one of these people would have drowned while using the pool, and they had either an association with the city or the construction company? Who would be sued for wrongful death?

I’m hoping this is all just a rumor, but if it did happen, the clowns need to knock it off before we are all on the hook for a lot more then just an unneeded special interest indoor pool built on Federal property.

9 Thoughts on “UPDATE II: Is someone using the Midco Aquatic Center as their own private pool?

  1. The D@ily Spin on August 15, 2016 at 4:09 pm said:

    Yeah! It’s reserved for private swim teams. The public is not invited. Especially veterans.

  2. Eyes Wide Open on August 15, 2016 at 6:32 pm said:

    It is more than a rumor. This did happened.

    Speaking of veterans, where is the mayor’s promised covered sidewalk leading to this monstrous misplaced building?

    Must be just another empty political promise.

  3. Well, we both know he is only good at ‘covering’ one thing . . .

  4. The D@ily Spin on August 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm said:

    Part of the facility was to be therapy for veterans. There’s no entrance or sidewalk from the VA Hospital side. It’s down the hill and will be a fast ride over land, between trees, and across curbs for vets in wheelchairs.

  5. Lemming on August 15, 2016 at 10:21 pm said:

    “Clean-up in lane 3”! Hell of a way to break in the new pool!

  6. The D@ily Spin on August 15, 2016 at 10:29 pm said:

    A water feature on the highest hill in town. Convenient for water boarding petitioners or baptizing cult members.

  7. Observant neighbor on August 15, 2016 at 10:32 pm said:

    Oh Yes, it did happen! With all the inside lights on in the building all night, not hard to miss! So who allowed these young swimmers to have keys to the facility before it it is open to the public? Was it the city or Sioux Falls Construction?
    From the windows, One can see the signs “do not enter” on all the ladders that lead into the pool.

  8. Some young buck trying to impress his GF. Reminds me of my after hour dates at the Touch of Europe, except that wasn’t an indoor pool (until the city made it into one).

  9. Observant neighbor on August 15, 2016 at 11:44 pm said:

    But the question still remains: who gave them the keys to get in?
    As for the Veteran’s therapy use…..really? Never bought that for a minute!

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