Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Countdown to summer splash

Gothenburg city pool opens Monday.

Gothenburg’s city pool will open its doors Monday, May 30.

Open swimming is daily from 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Family and adult swimming is each day from 5-7 p.m. Adult and lap swimming is daily from noon to 1 p.m.

A family pass is $75 and an individual pass $50 for the season. Daily passes are $2 each.

Parents can sign up children for swimming lessons this Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the pool.

The first session of lessons is June 20-24 and June 27-July 1 with the second session from July 11-15 and July 18-22.

Pool officials said the number of classes will depend on demand.

Fees are $12 for beginners through swimmers for a two-week session and includes $2 for a Red Cross card.

All fees, whether for pool rental, lessons or open swimming, must be paid before the first day the activity begins. Fees are not refundable.

Adult swimming lessons will also be offered. If interested, contact pool manager Alexa Ostergard at 537-7101.

Special events at the pool include a swim carnival in the morning with the date to be announced. The event is open to

Gothenburg residents and season ticket holders.

The pool may be rented for parties after 9 p.m. Contact Ostergard for more information.

Gothenburg’s swim team will begin practice in late May and will compete through mid July. Participants aged 8 and under through 30 years of age are welcome. Qualifying and championship meets are in July.

For more information, contact Lisa Jorgenson at 537-2224 or Ryan O’ Hare at 537-4294.

The pool will close when the air temperature is below 70 degrees and when there is thunder and lightning or at the discretion of city officials.

On July 4, the pool will close at 4:50 p.m.