The Miles A. Fitzgerald 50-Meter Pool

The aquatics center at the new BHP Billiton YMCA houses the only indoor 50-meter competition pool within 150 miles. This pool will be named…

“The Miles A. FitzGerald Pool”


Laura and Tim FitzGerald committed to supporting the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana’s Capital Campaign by aiming to raise $1 million dollars to support the new aquatics center and have it named for their son, Miles FitzGerald.
“Swim therapy has been such a big part of my son Miles’ life. This new aquatic center will give so many the same opportunity,” says Tim FitzGerald
“Water is a great equalizer as it eliminates the pull of gravity, relaxes tight muscles, provides resistance to increase strength, increases circulation, and decreases sensitivity of sensory nerve endings, thereby allowing children to learn movements that would otherwise be too difficult to perform on land.” – Cindy Murray, OTD, LOTR, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Through “Just For Miles,” the FitzGerald’s honor their son by supporting various projects throughout the community.
In 2011, a “Just For Miles” bicycle event was held during which Tim rode 203 miles for Miles in 10 hours, 1 minute, 56 seconds, along with four other teammates. Seventy-eight other riders got pledges for Miles and rode various distances. The event was a great success and an incredible display of strength, courage and love.
“We are almost half way there. If you’d like to help me reach the goal, please consider making a donation in honor of Miles.” – Tim Fitzgerald

Support The Miles A. FitzGerald Pool TODAY!

Give Online and enter “Just For Miles” in the “In Honor Of” field.

(For any questions, please contact Julie Murray, Operations Manager at 318-674-9635 or 

Check out this message from Tim FitzGerald next to The Miles A. FitzGerald Pool!
A Message From Tim Fitzgerald

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