With temperatures in the 90s for most of the holiday weekend, large crowds headed to Washington’s city pool to cool off.
“There were definitely a lot more people (than last year) because of the weather,” said Alec Searcy, new pool manager.
The pool officially opened for the summer season Saturday, May 26.
Before the pool opened Saturday, a dedication ceremony to rename the pool to the Agnes Nolting Aquatics Complex was held.
Searcy said the dedication brought out a lot of people. There was a long line of people waiting outside the pool before it opened Saturday.
Searcy said Monday, Memorial Day, was more crowded than Sunday.
There was one reported injury over the weekend when one visitor hit his head on a diving board. Searcy said the lifeguards and pool staff helped the individual who had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital as a precaution. Searcy said he heard later on that the individual was in good condition.
Despite the injury, he called opening weekend “successful in all regards.”
Hours at the aquatics center this year will be from 12:30-8 p.m. seven days a week.
Daily admission is $4 for adults age 12 and up and $2.50 for children age 11 and under.
Group passes for up to five people will cost $99. Each additional person added to the group pass will cost $10 each. No more than eight people may be included on a group pass.
Season passes for children age 11 and under will cost $50 and adult season passes will cost $65.
Punch cards, good for 10 visits, will cost $25 for adults and $15 for children.
Senior Swim, a free program for people ages 55 and older, will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between July 2 and July 27 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Tot Time for children age 7 and under will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from June 11 to July 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the leisure pool. The cost is $1 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult and admission for the adult is free.
Water aerobics classes will be held Mondays between July 9 and July 30 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. The cost is $20 per person.
A junior lifeguard class will take place Monday through Friday, July 9-13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The cost is $115 for the course, which is not a certification program. Participants must bring a lunch and drink with them.
The leisure pool will close for the season Sunday, Aug. 5, and the entire complex will close Sunday, Aug. 12.
For more information on the pool or programs, swimming lessons or events, people may call the parks office at 636-390-1080 or the pool at 636-390-1083.