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City Pool Opening May 28th
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 • Posted May 11, 2011

The city swimming pool will open to the public on Saturday, May 28th. The pool will be open at 7:00 a.m. for adult fitness swim till 8:00 a.m. The pool will then close from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m., then the first open swim session will begin and lasts until 1:25 p.m. The lifeguards take a five minute break every 55 minutes, and the swimmers must clear the pool during the lifeguard break. The pool will close from 1:25 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. when the lifeguards break for lunch.The second open swim session begins at 2:00 p.m. and is over at 4:55 p.m. when the lifeguards break for supper. There will normally be another adult swim session from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.; but, on weekend afternoons, private party rentals take precedence over the afternoon and late adult swim sessions. The schedule for Sundays will be an afternoon session from 2:00 to 4:55 p.m. followed by a lifeguard supper break and an adult swim session from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., unless there is a private party rental.Private party rentals must be booked at least one week in advance and requires a $35 deposit at the City office. The hourly rate is $40, and two lifeguards are required for up to 40 swimmers. If the party has more than 40 swimmers, then three lifeguards are required, and the hourly rate is also $40. There is a minimum of a two-hour rental. Private party rentals for weekdays must be booked at least two weeks in advance.The fee for all to gain entrance to the pool area is $1 per session with the exception of adults who come for the fitness and adult swims, where the $1 fee is good for the day. A season pass can be purchased for all individuals for $45 at the City office. All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult or a babysitter at least 14 years of age. Infants in diapers will not be allowed in the pool.The weekday schedule will be the same as the Saturday schedule. The maximum number of swimmers allowed in the pool is 75, or 25 per lifeguard. We hope we won't have to turn anyone away; but, we desire to maintain a safe, swimmer-friendly environment at all times. One thing that will change this year is that there will be less tolerance for misbehavior on the part of swimmers, as well as less tolerance for inattentiveness on the part of our lifeguards.ger/may 11 city pool opening

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