Steward Family Aquatic Center and William R. Orthwein Sr. Pool Dedication

On August 9, donors, faculty, staff and members of the MICDS community celebrated the dedication of the Steward Family Aquatic Center and William R. Orthwein Sr. Pool. Head of School Lisa Lyle expressed the School’s gratefulness for the Steward  and Orthwein families’ commitments to MICDS and aquatics specifically. In addition, several students simultaneously delivered “demonstrations” as part of the event that highlighted the multi-functional capacity of the new pool.

(From left) Nina Orthwein Durham ’61, Abi Durham, Mary Steward, Dave Steward ’95, Thelma Steward and David Steward help cut the ribbon at the dedication of the Steward Family Aquatic Center and William R. Orthwein Sr. Pool.

The 27,505 square-foot Steward Family Aquatic Center and 40-meter by 25-yard William R. Orthwein Sr. Pool elevate the swimming and diving and water polo programs as well as the larger community’s use and access to aquatics at MICDS. One of the Steward Family’s priorities for the project was to ensure access to water safety skills at an early age, and Lower Schoolers are now taking advantage of the  pool.