SUBHEDE: YMCA opens renovated pool at Kennedy CenterBy DAVID E. MALLOYThe Herald-Dispatchdmalloy@herald- dispatch.comHUNTINGTON - Now that the seemingly endless winter is over, Deana Perez, of East Lynn, is ready so spend some time on her "Vitamin D therapy," lounging beside the swimming pool.Perez was among those heading into the YMCA Kennedy Center outdoor facility, located on W.Va. 2 about 5 miles outside Huntington, for the opening of the renovated swimming pool on Saturday."I've been waiting on this since February," Perez said. "I'll be spending every day here I can. This is a nice, peaceful and family friendly place. It's a stress-free environment."Like Perez, Ashley Thompson, of Huntington, was getting her dose of Vitamin D Saturday afternoon."We have a season, so we'll be spending some time out here," Thompson said. Her children, Paxton, 14, and Lakin, 4, are "water dogs.""If you're a child of mine, you're a water baby," Thompson said. "Lakin loves the pool. I went to the pool when I was two weeks old. I enjoy being outdoors."So does Kelly Walker, of Huntington. Her son, Kirk, 5, "is a good swimmer. He took lessons here."While mom worked on her tan, Kirk proclaimed the water was cold."I haven't been in, but when I touched him, he was cold," Walker said. "We plan to be here a lot this summer. They enjoy the pool, and I enjoy the sun."The pool is one of several features at the YMCA's W.Va. 2 location. A kid's splash pool, playground, one-mile trail, seven soccer fields
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