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Fri. April 16, 2010 | Izzy Gould | Email

Last fall, the Hercules Aquatic Center was in the middle of controversy involving not only the Zephyrhills community but the Bulldogs' swimming program.

The pool was close to closing midseason due to budget cuts. In the end, the pool remained open through the season before being shuttered in November.

There were concerns that the Zephyrhills swimming program, without a place to practice, might fold.

News of the pool's re-opening has circulated back to school this week. Turns out the Zephyrhills Police Athletic League was granted permission from Pasco County to run the pool.

Zephyrhills principal Steve Van Gorden said in an e-mail: "We will be able to use the pool. So it looks good so far."

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igould@tampabay.com

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