Problems with the main swimming pool at Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics on Friday forced the postponement of the MECKA 8 4A swim championships.
According to HFFA officials, a broken 4-inch water line that fed a recirculating pump caused the water level in the 50-meter pool to drop more than 2 feet overnight – a loss of between 50,000 and 60,000 gallons of water.
Aided by a pumper truck from the Huntersville Fire Department, water was transferred from HFFA’s 25-meter pool, housed in an adjacent building, to refill the 50-meter pool and discover what caused the water level to drop.
The MECKA 8 4A meet is the last chance for swimmers to post qualifying times for next week’s NCHSAA 4A West regional meet, also being held at HFFA.
The MECKA 8 4A meet was tentatively rescheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, according to Hough High swim coach Tim Queen.
However, if HFFA officials determine the water level has not stabilized or the problem fixed, Queen said the meet would be canceled.
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