Queens County Clerk and former Rockaway Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (pictured) came along for the tour. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall was also in attendance along with State Senator Malcolm Smith.
From left to right: Jonathan Gaska, Community Board 14 district manager; Paul Custer, vice president YMCA; Gerri Romski, project manager Arverne By The Sea; Jack Lund, YMCA president; Donovan Richards, chief of staff for Councilman James Sanders.
The location where the indoor gymnasium will be located to host a variety of activities. The room will feature an electronic divider to split the space in two to accommodate multiple events or activities.
YMCA and Arverne By The Sea officials discuss the benefits of having two pools and explain that there will be three locker rooms adjacent to the pool area. One for men, one for women and a special family locker room.
The northern edge of the YMCA where the pools are located. The building will feature one pool for competitive swimming courses and training as well as a 3.5-foot walk-in pool for smaller children and water aerobics.
A view of the YMCA site looking north where there will be parking for more than 60 cars.
The lounge area with multipurpose rooms to the right.
An interior view of the lounge facing north. The swimming pools are located at the end of the hall on the right. To the left will be multipurpose rooms, a lounge and administrative offices.