Hot days? Keep cool in the pool
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The Imperial Pool opened with a splash Monday, with about 200 children and youth enjoying the annual summer entertainment.
“We sold a ton of passes Monday,” said lifeguard Claire Kuenne. The water was “wonderfully delightful.”
Sixty family passes were sold Monday, with more sold on Tuesday as about 100 people enjoyed the water that day.
Pool hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Sunday, with night swimming from 7-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Family tickets are $100, while single tickets are $50. Daily rates are $4 for ages 12 and over and $3 for ages 11 and under.
Swim lessons, which will be held June 16-27 and July 7-18 are $20. A fitness pass for lap swimming and water aerobics is $40 for the season.
Shanna Carter is managing the pool for the fourth year, with assistants Brianna Krutsinger and Shannon Liewer. Not counting Carter, there are 11 full-time returning lifeguards, three full-time lifeguards just certified and five substitute lifeguards.
Information about lessons, pool parties and other questions may be obtained by calling (308) 882-5138.
First swim meet Saturday;
free swimming in afternoon
The pool will be a busy place this Saturday with a swim meet in the morning and an afternoon free swim day.
Swim Team Co-Coach Kristi McNair said this Saturday will be Imperial’s first meet of the season starting at 9 a.m. Teams from Benkelman and Grant will have swimmers here for the competition.
Imperial will sport a team of 75 swimmers this season, McNair said. They will compete in divisions 8 and under up to a 15-19 age group.
Also this Saturday, in memory of Orville W. Green, family members are providing a free swim day from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Imperial pool. Adults and children alike are invited to come swim for free.
This Saturday would have been Orville’s 85th birthday.