Tim Stabbe named new Grand Park Community Recreation Center manager
February 23, 2012
FRASER – Tim Stabbe, 36, became the Grand Park Community Recreation Center’s manager in mid-February. Prior to this position, he worked as an assistant manger of aquatics at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. His duties at the Olympic Center included scheduling, safety, and employee training.
He interacted with coaches and athletes training while scheduling training with swim teams. Additionally, he worked with athletes on and off the deck, assisting coaches if needed.
He helped film swimmers including elite athletes such as Michael Phelps from above and below water using a high definition camera. Will he help bring this technology to the Grand Park Community Recreation Center?
“Not now, with the budget,” he said. “It was a personal highlight to work with Michael Phelps.”
Stabbe left Colorado Springs and took the job in Fraser because he wanted to get back to recreation.
“I like working with families and kids. It’s rewarding to work with elite athletes. It’s personally rewarding to work with families.”
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“The pool technology is state of the art,” he said about the facility in Fraser. “We have a great filtration system. They built everything right.”
His duties include overseeing all day-to-day operations of the center.
“The best part of this job is working with the staff,” he said. “They are all so outgoing and welcoming. They are here because they care, and it shows in how they do their job.”
His goals this year will be to evaluate what they are doing well and make it better, he said.
“I’m excited to be here, it’s a great community.”
Stabbe moved to Grand County with his dog, Scout. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, cycling, and softball. He is a former Eagle Scout and typically volunteers a few weekends a year with the Boy Scouts of America.
Stabbe can be reached in his office at the center, 970-726-8968 ext. 105.