Seahorse Swim Club at Masaryk Towers Closed; “Illegal Lockout” Suit Filed (Updated 6/26)

Photo via Seahorse Fitness web site/Gang Wu.

Photo via Seahorse Fitness web site/Gang Wu.
Photo via Seahorse Fitness web site/Gang Wu.

We received a tip the other day from a local parent wondering what’s going on at the Seahorse Swim Club, located within Masaryk Towers on Columbia Street.  Sure enough, there’s a sign on the door from building management saying the swimming pool is closed without offering any other information.  We reached out to Tommy Ho, who runs the swim program, and to Dariusz Liszkiewicz, Masaryk board president, but there was no response. This afternoon, Sam Propper, assistant manager at the housing complex, said he could not comment about the situation due to a pending legal case. According to the housing court web site, both parties were due in court this morning regarding an ‘alleged illegal lockout” complaint.  More to come…

UPDATED 6/26/2014: Tommy Ho did return our calls yesterday and confirmed that it’s the end of the line for the Seahorse Swim Club at Masaryk Towers.  You may have noticed the memo posted in the comments section by a TLD reader. If not, here’s what Ho told parents:

First, I would like to thank you for your patronage and support for the past 7 years. With your help, we made this Pool into a great place for everyone to have fun and learn to swim which will serve for a lifetime. I was very lucky to have all of you join with me as part of the whole experience. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of you and teaching the children how to swim. Second, it is with great trepidation that I regret to inform you that Seahorse has lost its lease at 69 Columbia Street.  Right now I do not know exactly what the future holds, Should something come up, I will certainly let you know. All deposits will be returned to you as soon as possible. Until then, I want to wish all of you the very best.