The Du Bocage Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association received an overview of the Pine Bluff Aquatics and Multi-purpose Center currently under construction.


On Feb. 5, the group met at the Pine Bluff Country Club and the speaker was T.R. Santos, director of the new aquatics center.


Santos became a competitive swimmer at an early age. He is a former swim coach and has overseen aquatics centers around the country, according to a news release.


The chapter was given an overview of some of the center’s activities such as swim lessons for all ages and water aerobics. The center will also have water aerobic bikes, making this center the only one in the state to offer this form of exercise. The pool will also feature an eight lane pool where competitions can be held, according to the release.


There will be various types of memberships available ranging from daily, monthly, senior and family passes. The chapter was invited to come tour the facility.


In other business, one of the chapter’s fundraisers was discussed, which consists of a Yeti cooler, donated by Trotter Ford, The chapter collects items to fill the cooler and a winner is drawn at the September meeting. The Department of Correction donated a tailgate grill and a winner will be drawn in September for this item.


President Heather Edwards reminded everyone that the spring membership drive is from March through May. Each person was challenged to bring a guest and encourage new members to the chapter.


The chapter meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Country Club.


“If you are interested in becoming a member of the Du Bocage Chapter of ABWA or if you would like more information, please contact Heather Edwards at 541-1480,” according to the release.