Coverage is provided by a series of overlapping
- 5 underwater globes with two cameras per
globe, covering the deep section of the pool
- 8 overhead cameras, covering the shallow
section of the pool
Poseidon at this Site:
The City of Medina, Ohio lies in the midst
of one of the fastest growing counties in the state. To meet the
needs of this growing area, the City of Medina and the Medina City
Schools joined in a partnership to build and operate the Medina
Community Recreation Center.
There are few partnerships like this
in the state of Ohio – or
even in the U.S. Without the strength of this unique partnership,
the Medina Community Recreation Center would never have been feasible.
Separately, the two entities were unable to afford a new recreation
center, but in cooperation they were able to afford a modern center
for recreation and wellness. Today, the Medina Community Recreation
Center is the realization of the partnership’s original goals,
which were to provide the safest, highest quality, leading-edge
recreational center within the county and within the school’s
regional athletic conference.
One of the most important features
of the recreation center is the aquatics facility. Recreation
is changing, and today it is essential to have an aquatic attraction.
Our aquatic facility
is our biggest draw; it is vital to the center, said Kenn
Kaminski, Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Medina.
Kaminski reported that when the recreation center’s inaugural
class and program schedule was released, the first registrations
and the first classes to fill up were for swim lessons. He was
also quick to point out that while the aquatic center is the biggest
draw, if people don’t feel safe for themselves and
their families in the pool, they aren’t coming back.
the planning of the Medina Community Recreation Center, the forward-thinking
city and school system partners addressed
the issue of aquatic safety and decided that they wanted to install
the Poseidon computer-aided drowning detection system. Again,
the partners’ consensus and the strength of the partnership
overall was instrumental in presenting the Poseidon system to the
city council and convincing them that we had to have it. The city
council embraced both the recreation center and Poseidon with open
arms, said Kaminski.
Kaminski advises peers that the recreation
industry is changing and requires more proactive thought. Just
because it hasn’t
been done in our industry before, don’t hesitate to at least
learn about Poseidon. Be proactive. Don’t wait until you
wish you already had the system.
Medina Community Recreation Center
855 Weymouth Rd
Medina, OH 44256
Main #: (330) 721-690
Fax #: (330) 721-6905