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Pool, summer activities open at Y#039;

Summer is here. Although the calendar hasn't proclaimed it yet, you can't tell that to the youngsters enjoying the cool waters during the YMCA's pool opening day last Friday.

Several area children swam and played in the facility's 350,000-gallon swimming pool and said they look forward to a summer filled with swimming and sunshine.

YMCA director Amanda Phillips said the pool will be open Mondays Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for members only, and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 open swim for the public. On Saturday the pool will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for members only, and to the public from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m.

In addition, the YMCA is offering swimming lessons during the months of May, June and July for ages three to adult.

The five different sessions will take place on May 27-June5, June 9-19, June 23-July 3, July 7-17 and July 21-31, and will also include water safety education along with the swimming lessons.

For each session, the YMCA will split the students into different age classes.

The three, four and five-year-old classes will be offered from 9:30-10 a.m. and from 6-6:30 p.m.

Classes for children ages six and up will be taught from 8-8:40 a.m., 8:45-9:25 a.m., and 6-6:45 p.m. The adult swimming class will be from 6-7:00 p.m.

Lifeguards at the YMCA will teach each class.

Other summer opportunities at the YMCA include preschool, summer day camp, aerobics classes, water aerobics and swim team.

A fitness center is also available at the YMCA, and taekwondo classes will be offered during the month of June.

YMCA activities are open to people of all ages, said Phillips.

The facility, including the fitness center, is open from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day.

For more information, contact the YMCA at 382-5111.