SULPHUR, Okla. (KXII) – The Oklahoma School for the Deaf in Sulphur is getting a new building for the first time in 100 years.

The school broke ground Wednesday for their new aquatic activity center that will house a new swimming pool.

The 10,000-foot facility will cost around $2 million, with funding straight from the state of Oklahoma.

“But then there’s a full range of other activities all the way into intensive, specific lifeguard training as well that will happen in the pool. We’re hoping it will serve many different services,” said Superintendent Chris Dvorak.

Anyone who lives in Murray County will be able to use the facility.