Nancy Arbogast Dysinger Fund for the Village of McComb Parks & Pool

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Nancy Arbogast Dysinger Fund for the Village of McComb Parks & Pool

Growing up a mile outside of the Village of McComb, Nancy Dysinger spent almost every summer day at the McComb Community Pool. Her father, Dr. Marion “Doc” Arbogast, was one of the founding donors to the building of the original pool, which opened in 1968 at the Cloe E. Greiner Park. His donation provided a lifetime membership for his family, thus affording Nancy the opportunity to learn to swim in her youth.

In 1972, Nancy landed her first job at the pool, working in the concession stand. However, with there being much more action outside the concession stand, she worked toward and reached her goal of becoming a lifeguard. She spent the next five years overseeing the safety of the swimmers.

Not only did Nancy work the hot afternoons and muggy summer evenings as a lifeguard, but she also spent many early, chilly mornings giving swimming lessons. Her love for swimming led to her involvement with coaching the McComb swim and diving team.

Nancy learned many life skills in her formative years. Not only did she learn customer service and financial skills while working in the concession stand, but she also worked on her negotiating skills with village council members in determining her hourly wage. Nancy’s responsibilities went far beyond the swimming pool. Her mother helped to instill time management skills by requiring Nancy to complete chores before heading to the pool. With her desire to get to the pool, Nancy said getting chores done was never an issue.

Although the original pool is no longer in existence, a new zero-gravity pool, featuring a splash pad and slides, was built and opened in 2008. Nancy knows how important the pool and park are to the McComb community. With many families limited by transportation, the pool and park provide opportunities to socialize, stay physically active, and learn the lifesaving skill of swimming under the supervision of the manager and lifeguards.

Nancy followed in her father’s footsteps and completed her Doctorate Degree in Dentistry from The Ohio State University. Dr. Dysinger continues to be an integral part of the community and has practiced dentistry in McComb since 1983. Dr. Dysinger created this fund to give back to the community that gave her so much. Today, the park includes four ball diamonds, tennis courts, shelter houses, playgrounds, two reservoirs, volleyball court, corn holes, a disc golf course, picnic sites, and of course, the swimming pool.

Dr. Dysinger is grateful for the donors and committees that started the McComb Pool. This fund will support the legacy of the McComb pool and park, keeping the fun memories alive for many years to come.