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OKLAHOMA CITY - After nearly three decades, a popular swimming facility will be closing its doors.

On Wednesday, officials announced the closure of the Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center.

"I assure you this decision was made following a careful review and with the full understanding of the significant contribution the center has made to the college and Oklahoma City since it was built in 1989," said Dr. Paul Sechrist, the OCCC president. "However, the present day functional, operational, financial, and mission realities have resulted in the decision to close the Aquatic Center."

A consulting firm determined the facility would require $6 million in repairs and upgrades. Officials say the repairs would still leave it behind many other newer facilities.

The facility will close its doors after Labor Day weekend.

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