From the Concord Journal:

"The crowd in attendance for the opening of The Beede Center gave some sense of the people involved and interested over the decade-long process to bring a swim and fitness center to Concord.

About 400 residents turned out for the event, which was held on a sunny April 2 afternoon at the newly christened pool and fitness center at 498 Walden St. ...

Inside, the modern facility features cardiovascular workout stations, each equipped with its own monitor television, a weight area, and, as the name suggests, pools and pools and pools. There is one Olympic-sized lap pool, a heated therapeutic pool, a shallow childrens pool including sprays and fountains, and a diving well - all aquatic needs are now met locally, and without sharing pond life or unguarded areas at local swimming holes."