|Swim team sign-up this Friday|
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Youths and adults interested in being part of Imperial’s swim team this summer should attend a registration night this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the city gym.
One big draw for the team this year is the new swimming pool that will open Memorial Day weekend on East 9th Street.
In addition to its regular season meet here, Swim Coach Michelle Wilson said Imperial has also acquired the end-of-season state qualifying meet this summer to be held on Saturday, July 11, at the new pool. Eight or nine other teams will be in town for that meet, she said.
Wilson said there is no minimum or maximum age limit to be a swim team member. She noted there is a “30 and over” division at all the meets. The youngest age group is “eight and under.”
“They just have to be able to swim across the pool (25 meters),” Wilson said.
Swim team members can stop into the gym anytime during the two hours Friday to register and pay the $40 participation fee, Wilson said.