Lieutenant governor opens State House pool for use by kids
The Lieutenant Governor’s residence, located at Fort Indiantown Gap. (Photo: Submitted by Pennsylvania Department of General Services)
(Fort Indiantown Gap) — Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor is opening the pool in the official residence he doesn’t use to children who typically wouldn’t have access to one.
Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman also announced Friday expanded hours for public tours of the State House.
The residence is on National Guard property in Lebanon County.
Fetterman’s wife, Gisele, will run a program to teach water safety and coordinate wider use of the 30-by-40-foot pool.
Any Pennsylvania group can request to swim there, but they must provide their own transportation and lifeguard.
General Services built a ramp for disabled access, patched the pool, built a lifeguard stand and painted safety messages.
Two diving boards were removed and the pool basin was repainted.
There’s a small picnic pavilion, changing rooms and bathrooms.