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Hot weather draws crowds to community pool

June 21, 2012

Photo by Becky Polaski Area youngsters are shown enjoying a swim in the transition area at the St. Marys Community Pool on Thursday afternoon.

Summer is officially under way in St. Marys, and high temperatures have been drawing crowds to the St. Marys Community Pool throughout the week.
According to Greg Snelick, pool manager, by 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon 400 people had come through the doors. The pool opens at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
"In comparison, yesterday (Wednesday), we had close to 700 people come through [total], but in the first hour and a half, at 2:30 p.m., we had 380 people, which is quite a big number," Snelick said.
Snelick added that on Tuesday, there were also 400 people at the pool by 2 p.m.
"So the warm weather has definitely brought out a lot of people," Snelick said.
With the warm weather drawing crowds to the facility, Snelick also noted that there is still a need for additional lifeguards to ensure individuals' safety at the site.
"We're still looking for lifeguards. We have a couple lifeguarding classes coming up, so we'll hopefully get a few people who are interested," Snelick said.
Individuals who are interested in becoming a lifeguard need to be at least 15 years old and able to take one of the upcoming lifeguarding classes, which are held over the course of a week. More information is available by contacting pool staff at 834-9417.

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