Slagle Aquatic Center dedication Sept. 15


SIGNAGE NAMING THE Mike Slagle Aquatic Center will be unveiled during a dedication ceremony Thursday, Sept. 15. — Submitted photo SIGNAGE NAMING THE Mike Slagle Aquatic Center will be unveiled during a dedication ceremony Thursday, Sept. 15. — Submitted photo The Mike Slagle Aquatic Center will be dedicated in a ceremony Thursday, Sept. 15 at Plymouth High School.

Current PHS athletic director Gale Grahn and other friends of Coach Slagle launched a campaign to honor the longtime swim coach and athletic director, who died in 2015.

In May, the Plymouth School District Board of Education approved naming the Plymouth High School pool in his honor.

The name change includes lettering in the main pool area plus duplicate bronze plaques about Coach Slagle on the pool deck and outside the balcony.

Marshall Sign has installed the signage, which will be unveiled during the dedication ceremony at about 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, during a meet with Grafton, where Coach Slagle’s daughter Nikki is a swim coach.

Donations will be accepted through October. Money not needed for the signage and ceremony will be used for pool upgrades, such as a new sound system, new team benches, and other athletic needs, Coach Grahn said.

Checks (payable to Plymouth High School) can be sent to Plymouth High School, c/o Gale Grahn, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth 53073. Watch for more donation information on Dedication Night and online.

Coach Slagle was hired by the Plymouth School District in 1979 as a science teacher and coach of the boys and girls high school swim teams. In 1997, he became athletic director, a position he continued to hold after his retirement from the classroom in 2013 until his death July 13, 2015.

As swim coach, he led teams to 26 conference championships and coached five All-American swimmers and one state champion. He received the 2013 National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Outstanding Services Award and was 2014 Wisconsin State District 4 Athletic Director of the Year.

He also received the UW-Stevens Point Alumni Outstanding Coaching Award and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association and Service Award, and was selected three times as the WISCA Swim Coach of the Year.


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