POOL RENOVATION PROJECT
The Roy G. Snyder Natatorium was nearly 50 years established in the Wilson School District when the school board and district administration determined the need to address the future of the facility. Most commercial pools have a lifespan of approximately 20-30 years which the Snyder Natatorium has far surpassed. After the evaluation of several options, the decision was made to go with a renovation as opposed to building a new pool in a new footprint of the community. The decision to renovate in the same location allows for the district to meet present and projected needs in a much more cost effective manner. At the same time, still provide one of the district's most heavily utilized facilities well into the future for the entire Wilson Community.
The natatorium opened its doors in January of 1966 as the first aquatic facility in a Berks County school. In 2003, the facility was renamed after one of the strongest high school swimming coaches in the state of Pennsylvania, Roy Snyder, who lead the Wilson Bulldogs to four state championships, 15 district championships, 27 league championships and 15 individual event state champions. Coach Snyder recently earned his 500th career win during the 2012-13 season and will achieve an additional milestone at the end of the 2013-14 season completing his 50th year as the Wilson Boys' Swimming Head Coach.
The purpose of this page is to keep the community up-to-date with the pool project by providing a look at the architectural renderings in addition to photos of where the project currently stands. The following links will take you to specific videos running through different stages of the renovation project that started May 2013. Completion is anticipated for June 2014 as we will be offering many more community activities and opportunities.
Project began May 2013 and is scheduled for completion in June 2014. Click on the red link to view a video:
Roy G. Snyder Natatorium's Renovation Project Begins (Stage I)
The following video runs through the demolition portion of the project that took place between May 2013 and August 2013.
Roy G.Snyder Natatorium's Pouring the Pool (Stage II)
The following video runs through the process of pouring the pool that took place between August 2013 and October 2013.
Roy G.Snyder Natatorium's Framing and Masonry (Stage III)
The following video runs through the framing and masonry work that took place between August 2013 and October 2013.
Last Modified on December 20, 2013