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Swimmer Michael Phelps to headline Crystal Lagoon grand opening Saturday

WESLEY CHAPEL — Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps will splash down Saturday at the Crystal Lagoon in Wesley Chapel’s Epperson development.

Phelps, a global ambassador for Crystal Lagoons, will appear at the grand opening of the first Crystal Lagoon built in the U.S. It is located at Metro Development Group’s 2,000-home Epperson development, about three miles north of State Road 54 at the corner of Curley and Overpass roads.

Phelps’ appearance is part of a tropical-themed celebration featuring water ski shows, fly-boarding performances and mermaids in the lagoon. The event is noon to 6 p.m. Free parking and free admission is provided. Event planners said attendance is near capacity, but people can register online to join a waiting list at LagoonEvent.com.

At Epperson, the 7.5-acre lagoon will allow residents to swim, kayak, stand-up paddle board and use a small sailboat. Other amenities include an obstacle platform and swim-up bar.

RELATED: First lagoon to open in spring.

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