The Greencastle Aquatics Center is slated to begin its season this Saturday, according the Parks and Recreation Director Rod Weinschenk.
The center will have the following hours this Saturday, Sunday and Monday: open swim from noon to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. with family swim from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday will also have adult lap from 11 a.m. to noon.
While open swim is open to all persons ages 10 and above (under 9 years must be supervised by someone over the age of 14), family swim is open to anyone under the age of 18 supervised by someone over the age of 18.
The regular season will begin on Tuesday, opening an hour after the Greencastle Schools dismiss for the summer.
Admission fees will be $3 per person. Season membership fees have been set at $140 for a family of four, with an additional $20 per person for anyone beyond the first four individuals. An individual season membership has been set at $50.00.
There are two other forms of admission. The first is a 10-punch pass for $25, which is a savings of $5 over the individual daily entry, or a 40--punch pass for $100, which presents a savings of $20 over the individual admission rate.
Learn-To-Swim instruction is available for $30 per person. Registration forms are available at the Putnam County Library, Bright Futures, Greencastle Pediatric Dentistry, as well as the Greencastle City Hall and Greencastle Aquatics Center.
"As long as Mother Nature plays along, we will be able to open this weekend," Weinschenk told the Banner Graphic. The problem lies in the fact that not only must the air reach 70 degrees for the pool to open, so must the water. On Thursday morning, Weinschenk purchased a new pool thermometer to ensure accurate temperature readings. It read 64 degrees.
Weinschenk added that "hopefully with the 80-degree weather called for over the next few days, the pool temperatures will reach the 70-degree requirement."