This past weekend was the grand opening of the brand new Williston Recreation Center. On Saturday, the lap pool was opened and the 2012 800 meter Olympic champion, Katie Ledecky, came to swim the first lap in the pool dedicated to her grandfather Edward Hagan.
Ledecky has family in the Williston area that came out to watch the dedication ceremony. Ledecky was excited to come back to Williston and spend time at the new recreation center.
“It’s great to be here in Williston. It’s just an awesome city, with awesome people. This is a beautiful facility that I can’t wait to see more of and I can’t wait to swim the first lap in honor of my grandpa,” says Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky.