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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