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Friday, May 21, 2010

Greencastle Aquatics Center set to open Saturday

Ben Fuchs of Spear Corp. adds chlorine to the pool at the Greencastle Aquatics Center. The pool is set to open for the season on Saturday. [Order this photo]
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Aquatics Center public pool is slated to open on Saturday.

Session I of swimming lessons will run June 7-18; session II will run June 21-July 2; session III will run July 5-16; Water Babies session I will run June 15-26 and session II will run July 6 -17.

Open swim at the pool will be Monday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. with adult lap swim and water walking prior. Family swim will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by open swim from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Pool hours may vary due to special events or pool rentals, in which case the change will be posted at least one day prior to the event or pool rental.

The pool can be rented from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. When the pool is rented, the evening open swim time may be shortened. The pool may be closed for large group private pool rentals as early as 6:30 p.m.; should this occur, the hour change will be posted at least one day earlier.

Birthday parties may be scheduled during open swim and family swim sessions. Parties include pool admission, hot dogs, soda, and chips for all guests, picnic area decorations a birthday cake.

Daily admission to the pool is free for children 0-4 and $3 for individuals 5 and older. Season passes are $50 for individuals, $140 for families of up to four and $20 for each additional person.

A 10-punch pass is available for $25. A 40-punch pass is $100.

Private pool rentals are $150 for 1-75 people, $220 for 76-150 people and $300 for 151 or more people. Birthday parties are $75 for one to 10 people and $5 for each additional person.

Swim lessons are $30 for children 7 and older and Water Babies (10 half-hour classes). Ten semi-private half-hour lessons can be purchased for $60; 10 half-hour private lessons can be purchased for $80.

Swim Safely classes for youth ages 10 to 18 will also be available. This is a two-afternoon class that introduces young swimmers to safety practices, rescue floating, use of a snorkel and more.

The class meets the requirements of the Boy Scouts of America Swimming Merit Badge.

Swim Safely classes will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m. on June 4 and 5. Cost is $20.

For more information on classes or activities at the Greencastle Aquatics Center, call 653-3395 or 848-1909.

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pool rental is cheap enough

-- Posted by 5catsondrugs on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 10:37 AM

Ah, the park pool as we used to call it! I wonder if they ever have pool dances anymore? Back in the mid-late 60's we'd have local live rock bands play at pool parties in the evening. My brother Steve's Hardwick's band, "Blackberry Jam," Steve Michael's band, "Me And Them Guys," life guard, Susie Grimes and her band "Susie And The Q's," and my band with Tony Harmless and Craig Monnet "Hannibal And The Invaders!" Those were the days! Happy summer to all at the Greencastle Park Aquatics Center. Your old 614 Anderson Street fan, Dick Hardwick

-- Posted by Dick Hardwick on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 5:22 PM

Does anyone know the age group of the waterbabies?

-- Posted by MsBehaving on Tue, May 25, 2010, at 2:08 PM

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