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New Enderby pool rate in play

Families will have more opportunities to spend time together in Enderby this summer.

A new $5 fee has been established to encourage parents and tots to visit the swimming pool.

“We want to increase pool use and have children enjoying it,” said Tundra Baird, with the Enderby/Area F Joint Services Commission.

It’s believed the $5 fee will be more attractive because parents are currently paying for themselves (3.75) and for their children ($3).

“The price of $5 per parent and tot is reflective of Salmon Arm which charges $5.50 for the same package,” said Madison Giesbrecht, recreation services manager. “All additional children under the age of five would be charged the regular rate of $3.”

Also related to the pool, the loonie swim every Tuesday and Thursday night will become a toonie swim.

“We are upgrading the washrooms and change rooms and we want the facility to be viable,” said Baird of the need for financial resources to run the pool.

The outdoor pool will open May 27, with a grand opening celebration set for May 31.

“There will be one free set of public swimming lessons and one free set of private swimming lessons,” said Giesbrecht of draws during the event.

Baird believes the pool is a crucial part of the community, largely because of Enderby’s proximity to the Shuswap River.

“We want to make it accessible so kids can learn how to swim,” she said.

 

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