Sleepy Hollow Swim Club Expects Change

G. Briskey

Georgia Briskey

Although big changes are planned for renovation, this well-known icon will stay the same.

Located on 1 Sunnyside Lane in Orinda, the Sleepy Hollow Swim and Tennis Club prepares for its renovation.

One part of the construction includes replacing the pool of six lanes with eight lanes. The pool hasn’t been renovated since it was first built in the 1960s, and renovation will alleviate current heater problems.

“The pool hasn’t been changed since my dad swam for Sleepy Hollow. If the heater breaks again, I don’t know what will happen,” said senior Jackson Haley.

Despite complaining club members, ProPM Project Management Company makes no hesitation to begin the remodeling process.

Sleepy Hollow Swim Team is a top competitor during summer recreational swimming. The coaches and avid swim members see the new changes as a great opportunity.

With an increase in swimmers each year, the added lanes will create a better experience and help the swimmers’ development.

In addition to the pool facility, selected tennis courts surrounding the club will be resurfaced. The cost of the project is estimated at $2,250,000 and will be completed by May 2013.

“The renovations should be a great addition to the club. It’ll make Sleepy Hollow a much more family-oriented place and attract even more members,” said junior Matt Solit.

To fufill the cost of the renovation, a $1000-$2000 fee is added to the membership cost. This cost caused some members to leave, but a flood of new familes joined and were happy to help with the renovation.