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ABOVE ALL ELSE OBJECTIVE 3 Reinforcing the Distinctive Attributes of a Brunswick Education

character and leadership mean to us. It will have — and already has had — a significant impact on each one of our boys.”

constructing an indoor pool on Edwards Campus. The state-of-the-art facility, an $18 million priority of the Campaign, opened its doors in August 2014. It has since been named the Mehra Natatorium.

▶▶ Five years ago, developing its new strategic

The partially underground building — cut into

plan, Brunswick identified a significant and pressing

a slope behind the Middle School — is home to

concern about its athletics program:

Brunswick’s water polo and swim teams, and allows

The School was running far short of teams and

for a wider spectrum of opportunities for Lower

facilities to meet the athletics demands of its student

and Middle School gym classes. Swim lessons and

body. Soccer fields overflowed. Basketball-team

lifeguard training have begun as well.

benches were packed with idle players waiting for a turn to get into the game. Even the 3rds hockey coach was, in fact, forced to make cuts. For a school long committed to education

Athletic Director Ron VanBelle underscored the facility’s benefits across all divisions. “To legitimize our water polo program and to enable us to build a swim program only enhances

stressing athletic participation and fitness, this raised

’Wick athletics and the opportunities offered to each

a red flag that needed to be addressed immediately.

one of our students,” VanBelle said.

With the year-round physical health of its boys

“And, as opportunities grow, more and more boys

as a top priority, Brunswick committed to expanding

will be exposed to the lessons unique to sports and

on-campus athletic and fitness opportunities by

competition. That’s the larger goal.”

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