Join 100 Lakesiders on Aug. 20

Posted on August 16, 2016

After dreaming about the Pool & Wellness Center, we are close to making this need a reality at Lakeside Chautauqua. Join 100 Lakesiders on Saturday, Aug. 20 by making a pledge or giving a gift to support the Pool & Wellness Campaign. We need everyone’s participation. We’re all in this together.

Swimming Pool

A community swimming pool is a timeless treasure. Lakesiders have expressed a desire for a pool with features including heated water, zero depth entry, lap lanes, small waterslide, play features for children
and a shaded seating area.

They also expressed the need for aquatic programming, such as water aerobics, aqua fitness and swim lessons.

The sound of the water splashes, conversations and laughter would all be central to this new facility. This is one summer activity missing from our Lakeside experience and the Chautauqua program.  

Wellness Center

Today, the importance of health and wellness is a movement, which has spread across all generations. It is imperative that Lakeside be a part of this movement.

Health and wellness are integral to our mission of nurturing mind, body and spirit. Lakesiders voiced the need for a wellness center with the following sessions:    

  • Top 5 aquatic classes/exercises: Lap Swim, Swim Lessons, H2O Strength Training, Aqua Fitness & Water Aerobics  
  • Top 5 exercise classes: Yoga, Strength Training, Pilates, Zumba & Silver Sneaker Classes
  • Top 5 wellness classes: Wellness Cooking, Children and Youth Health & Wellness, Nutrition, Stress Management & Metabolism  

The center would have multipurpose space and exercise equipment. Imagine a wellness center and an expanded program at Lakeside where you select from a variety of exercise sessions.

Make a Pledge or Gift on Aug. 20

We need every Lakesider to enter the race and help us reach our goal of $3 million to build a Pool & Wellness Center at Lakeside.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the site of the future Pool & Wellness Center on Sixth Street, we are setting a goal to collect more than 100 pledges and gifts in one single day.  

Your support is essential. Don’t sit on the sideline. Every pledge and gift, regardless of size, is vital to the success of this campaign.  

Bring your gift or completed pledge card to the event. If you aren’t in Lakeside that day, give online at or mail your pledge card and we will count you in the race. Just add a note with the gift or pledge: Enter the Race on Aug. 20.

We’re all in this together. Contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation to find out how to support this campaign at or (419) 798-5396. You are also welcome to stop by the Legacy House at 217 Walnut Ave.

Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference in this campaign.  Here are a few ways a gift might help make the vision of the Pool & Wellness Center become a reality. 

  • Commercial Swimming Pool Pump & Mechanics: $10,000
  • Exercise Equipment: $5,000
  • Concession Stand Pieces of Equipment & Supplies: $2,000
  • Lifeguard Chairs on the Pool Deck: $1,500
  • Lounge Chairs to enjoy the sun: $600
  • Swimming Lane Lines: $500
  • Umbrellas on the Pool Deck:  $200
  • Lifeguard Ring Buoys: $80
  • Swimming Pool Ropes: $50
  • Swimming Pool Chemical Test Kit & Supplies: $50
  • Exercise Bands: $25
  • Yoga Mats: $10
  • Gym Wipes: $1