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Linsey Pool opens with full house

Published: January 27, 2012
Section: News

After much anticipation, the Linsey Pool opened to festivities last weekend. Despite multiple inches of snow, Brandeisians turned out for a grand-opening pool party, complete with mechanical shark, photobooth, free pizza and an appearance by the president’s wife. Open at 7:30 a.m., Linsey Pool is already being regularly used by sports teams for practice, as well as individual Brandeisians. Some students have called for an early open time, but concede that it is unlikely that student lifeguards will be willing to work earlier.

At NCAA-regulation size, Brandeis’ new pool allows the swim team to become varsity after years of only existing as a club sport. SVP for Students and Enrollment Andrew Flagel has hopes that Brandeis will become renowned for its swim team, which previously held morning practices at nearby Bentley University.

—By Connor Novy, Editor