Azionaqua readies for summer with extended season, new concession stand name


By Chris Bavender

Pool season is right around the corner, and Azionaqua Swim Club has a busy 2017 in store for members, which includes extending the season by a week.

“Labor Day traditionally is when most pools close, and we have in the past, but we will stay open a week later,” said Joe Bookwalter, president of the Azionaqua board of directors. “We hope that will bring in some new members as neighborhood pools close in Zionsville, then people come in and experience us.”

The swim club also will have a renewed focus on swim lessons, including adult learn-to-swim and lifeguarding programs.

And in an effort to instill a sense of ownership among members, Azionaqua recently held a naming contest for the concession stand, which has been known simply as the Con for the past 60 years. The new name is the Cannonball Café, an idea submitted by James, Megan and Monica Sheridan. Azionaqua is now searching for a concession stand manager.

Bookwalter said the board was searching for a name that embodies what the pool represents.

“It’s a place where summer happens, where you go to experience what summer is all about,” he said. “It’s a fun, safe environment to catch up with old friends.”

The winner will receive a $20 credit at the concession stand.