Time to cool off on a hot summer day


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Photo By Eoin Devereux

Soon this pool will be teeming with swimmers. The Neepawa Swimming pool will be opening its doors to let people of all ages dive into the inviting embrace of cool waters.

By Cassandra Wehrhahn

Neepawa Banner & Press

It’s that time of year again. With sweltering heat a consistent part of our lives once again, people are setting up air conditioners and leaving on fans. Summer is right around the corner! This means that the Neepawa swimming pool will soon open.

In an interview with Director of Recreation Services Nicole Synchyshyn, it was confirmed that the expected opening date is June 4, providing the upcoming inspection goes well. Synchyshyn disclosed that they currently have five certified lifeguards employed for the 2018 season. With the lifeguard-to-swimmer ratio being 1-30, it seems that the swimming pool will be fairly well-off. However, they did express some concern. “With the number, we do have,” Synchyshyn stated. “Most of the lifeguards are high school students, so we are unable to offer the school lessons from previous years since they are during school hours.” The lessons in question are those accommodating the colonies as well as some of the surrounding schools (Eden, Plumas).

Despite this concern, the general outlook seems fairly positive. A few small changes are planned for the swimming pool, including a new lifeguard chair, small toys, and getting LED lights installed. Interior maintenance and beautification has also recently been completed.