By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Rain and cooler weather made for a slow and short opening day at the Imperial Pool Monday. However, about 15 hearty souls were counted in the water during some sun time Tuesday.
The pool is under the management of Shannon Liewer, who first started working at the pool when it was still located at the city park.
Assistant managers are Morgan Fisher, Bethany Sorensen and Chelsea Zuege.
There are an additional 20 lifeguards, six of whom are in the process of becoming certified.
Liewer said the pool opens when the air temperature is 70 degrees. The water temperature ranges between 70-78 degrees. She said she favors the high end of that range.
She closed the pool early Monday when rain fell in the afternoon.
Pool hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Night swimming, beginning June 1, is from 7-9 p.m.
Water aerobics are held from 8:30-9:45 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Lap swimming is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:30-7 p.m. during swimming lessons.
Children ages six and under must be accompanied by someone age 14 or older. There will be no toys for rent.
The first session of swim lessons runs from June 15-26. The second session is scheduled for July 6-17. Sign up for swim lessons will begin June 1 at the pool during normal hours.
Sessions will be limited to a specific number of students. When the classes are full, another session must be chosen.
A family ticket to the Imperial Pool is $100. A single ticket is $50.
Daily prices are $4 for ages 12 and over and $3 for ages 11 and under.
Swimming lessons are $20, while water aerobics are $35 or $4 per session.
Lap swimming is $25. No refunds will be given for lap swimming or water aerobics.
The pool party rate is $25 per hour with a two hour limit, plus $7 per lifeguard.
For more information contact Liewer at the pool at 308-882-5138.