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The new warm-water therapy pool that opened recently at Bethesda Wellness Center. Tribune photo by Anne Polta

Bethesda officials anticipate new pool will be a huge boost for local residents


WILLMAR -- Lynn Slagter had long been bothered with pain across her lower back.

Nothing really relieved it until she started using the underwater treadmill at the Club Bethesda therapy pool last month.

The exercise in the warm, 90-degree water of the pool made a big difference. "I can't say enough good about it," said Slagter as she worked out on the treadmill on a recent morning. "I love it here."

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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