Lan O’Loughlin Aquatic Center Naming Application
Lan O’Loughlin humbly served the community of Watauga County as a high school teacher and a swim coach for 24 years until passing away from cancer at the age of 49. Whether teaching in the classroom or motivating with his unforgettable “whistle” on the pool deck, Lan dedicated his life to bringing out the best in others. Additionally, Lan envisioned and worked tirelessly to make a recreational facility in Watauga County a reality. Sadly, Lan never saw that dream come to fruition before his passing in 2003. In recognition of the thousands of people that he influenced, both in and out of the pool, we are requesting your support to name the new aquatic center in the Watauga County Recreation Center after Lan by signing this petition. We will be submitting this petition along with a naming application to the county commissioners on March 1, 2022 for approval.