Outdoor pools prepare for opening

LOGAN – The Logan Aquatic Center is set to open for the regular summer season on Saturday, June 1.

The Aquatic Center opened for Memorial Day weekend where around 300 people attended on Saturday and Sunday, while 800 people showed up on Monday to celebrate the holiday.

Recreation Division Manager Dave Blakely said if the weather is nice, they plan on a high amount of attendance. “If we have temperatures in the high 80s, I could see us averaging about 900 to 1,200 people throughout that first weekend,” Blakely said.

Preparation for the opening takes anywhere from a month to a month and a half. The bottoms of the pools are washed, slides are waxed, patio furniture is cleaned, and locker rooms are maintained. Blakely also stated that among the cleaning and maintaining of the Aquatic Center, lifeguards also brush up on certification.

Pool attendance is free for children three and under but they are required to wear swim diapers. Those older than three cost $5 and active adults cost $3.25.

 The Aquatic Center is not just for recreation. They also offer several classes. Registration for swimming lessons will take place on June 3. A nine day session will cost $40 per participant and each session is half an hour long. Lap swimming and aerobics classes are also available. Blakely added that he wants the community to be aware of Saturday morning adaptive aquatics. These sessions are free for people with disabilities as well as their families. 

For those in the Northern Utah area, there are several options for outdoor pools. The Brigham City Community Pool also opens for the season this weekend. They are located on 720 West Forest Street in Brigham City.

For more information on the pools, visit <a href=”http://www.loganutah.org/parks_and_rec/aquatic_center/” target=”_blank”>www.loganutah.org</a> or <a href=”http://brighamcity.utah.gov/brigham-city-pool.htm” target=”_blank”>www.brighamcity.utah.gov</a>. 

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