Getting ready for summer ... City of Grenada Maintenance Technician, James Berry, and Maintenance Assistant, Cortez Lott, have been cleaning and painting the pool at the Grenada Culture and Recreation Center in preparation for the upcoming summer season. The pool will open on June 3 at 10 a.m. Swim classes will be held from 10 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday, and the pool will be open for swimming from 1:30 until 5 p.m. on those days. Applications are currently being accepted for pool membership and for swimming lessons.
The summer season is quickly approaching, and that means many children and adults are anticipating spending leisure time at swimming pools.
The Grenada Culture and Recreation Center has recently been preparing for the onslaught of swimmers that will arrive when their pool opens on Monday, June 3.
Both the large pool and baby pool have been cleaned and painted, and fresh water added and chlorinated, according to Program Coordinator, Tommie Bledsoe. "It's going to be fun," he said. "There are always some good things happening out here."
According to Director of Culture and Recreation, Richard Ellis, swim classes taught by Red-Cross trained lifeguards will be offered at the pool Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until noon, and the pool will be open for swimming Monday through Friday from 1:30 until 5 p.m., with the possibility of evening swimming from 6 until 8 p.m. on those days.
"Lifeguards will be on duty at all times, and no children will be left unattended," said Ellis.
Ellis said that applications are now being accepted for pool membership and for swim classes, and any age may swim and take lessons.
Fees are 25 cents per day for children age 12 and under, and 50 cents per day for everyone else. For a $25 membership, swimmers may swim all days, as well as take swimming lessons.
Ellis cautions swimmers that proper attire, such as swimming trunks and swimsuits, is mandatory. No cutoff shorts, or shorts and T-shirts, will be allowed, he said.