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YMCA opens indoor pool to community this summer



(Photo courtesy of the Pickaway County Family YMCA)

CIRCLEVILLE – The Pickaway County Family YMCA will open its indoor swimming pool to the community this summer in response to a decision by the City of Circleville not to open the swimming pool at Ted Lewis Park.

The YMCA invites community members to use the indoor pool from noon to 5 p.m. each day from Tuesday, May 31, through Friday, Aug. 14.

Fees will be similar to those charged at the Ted Lewis Park pool, which the YMCA operated for the city for many years.

“As the community center for Pickaway County, this is just another way the YMCA can serve our neighbors and give back to the community,” said Jeff Phillips, executive director. “We are proud to provide a place for individuals and families to cool off and relax throughout the summer months.”

As part of the effort, the YMCA will dedicate a fenced area adjacent to its pool for guests to enjoy picnics or relaxation. Coolers will be allowed, but no glass bottles or alcoholic beverages will be permitted at the YMCA. All guests must adhere to YMCA policies and rules.

“Safety in and around our pool is our top priority,” Phillips said.

To address safety concerns, a maximum of 50 individuals on daily pool passes will be permitted in the pool area at one time. Daily pool guests will be permitted to use the YMCA’s family locker rooms. Access to other areas of the facility is reserved for YMCA members and full-facility guest use only.

Daily fees for use of the YMCA swimming pool are as follows:

  • Infant to 8 years old: $2 (must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Ages 9-17: $4 (includes option of being part of Community Swim Program)
  • Ages 18-59: $6
  • Ages 60 plus: $2
  • Family pass: $15

Membership rates for the Pickaway County Family YMCA have been reduced, making membership and full access to YMCA facilities, programs and services a great value. Anyone wishing to explore membership opportunities is invited to speak with a member services team member for more information.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal