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By Shirley Curtis
Special to TALON 

COMMUNITY POOL SERVES ALL

 

November 9, 2018

FRONT ROW L-R BOB AND HARRIETTE FOSTER. MOLLY AND JOHN RENNER.

COMMUNITY POOL SERVES ALL

by Shirley Curtis, Special to TALON

The Bloomfield Aquatic Center recognizes our elders: John and Molly Renner, and Bob and Harriette Foster ages 88-91 years young as they work out in the pool. Thank you all for what you've done!

Since the pool renovation in 2006, John, Molly, Bob and Harriette make full use of the pool since the water is kept at 86 degrees and the glass walls and ceiling allow a panoramic view to the southern horizon and a morning sunrise. It makes you feel as if you are swimming outdoors. All of this is provided through the efforts of the pool director Stephen Gormack and assistant Zee Locke. The pool is only open for public swimming from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. MWF throughout the winter months. Wednesday's charge is only $2.00 per person. Call for other pool fees. There are many pass options.

The Friends of the Pool led by Rhonda Hensley (with 2000 miles lap swimming) have only one big event: "Santa in the Pool." We've sponsored that swim party for the public every December for 8 years. Santa and his reindeer are local volunteers and all the gifts he gives to children are donations from local folks. Thank you so much for all of your support.

The Friends furnish drinks and eats for our summer lifeguards, and any lifeguard who makes a "save" in the pool gets a pass for a free meal locally. We also have provided an outdoor shelter for rent during the summer months.

The activities at the pool include: exercise led by friends of the pool (classes are open to the public and are from 8AM to 9 PM, 4 PM to 5 PM, and 5 PM to 6 PM), lap swimming is any time of the day with 3 lanes always open (Harriette had 90 miles by her 90th birthday), and having fun in the water. If you would like to join us to exercise, swim laps, have fun, or to be a "Friend", please let us know. Give us a call at the pool. All help and donations are welcome.

 

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