Swim Team Management delivers presentation at Monday's City Council meeting

Swim Team Management delivers presentation at Monday's City Council meeting

A decision about the future of the Lions Water Park could be coming soon.

On Monday, Swim Club Management Group President and CEO Brian Sheehan delivered a presentation to the Kinston City Council about the water park at the Kinston Community Center. SCMG delivered a proposal with hopes to increase productivity, efficiency and profitability for the city, who took over the park last year along with the Center.

SCMG is based out of Huntersville with clients in four states, including North Carolina.

“We’re all about immersing ourselves in the community,” Sheehan said. “We want to be good stewards of the water park for the taxpayers and hopefully we can do that.”

Kinston City Councilman Robbie Swinson said the first glance of the prospectus looked promising.

“We’ve looked over it and don’t think it’s a bad idea,” Swinson said. “Right now, we have to look at the pros and cons and if we’re able to generate profitability, this can be a good thing for the community.”

Kinston Mayor Don Hardy said a decision could be made in about 30 days.

“I'm all for the safety of the water park and if this can be beneficial for both parties, we'll definitely look into it,” Hardy said. “We'll spend time looking over the contracts more and find good ground between the parties.”

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