City Pool Makes A Big Splash

Judy Kramer
County Reporter
Warsaw’s Municipal Pool opened on May 25, and is offering daily swims, water aerobics, lap swimming, private and group swim lessons, pool parties and more. The daily rate for swimming is $4, and a summer pass is $80. Kylie McRoberts is the pool manager under the supervision of Jessica Kendall. 
Taylor Bunch, one of three head lifeguards, said that there are a total of 24 lifeguards working at the pool this summer, and that there are always three present when the pool is open. Bunch said that the pool will remain open seven days a week until Warsaw schools start for the 2019/2020 school year. Then it will operate on weekends and Mondays until Labor Day. A mermaid and pirate pool party is planned from 5 to 6:45 PM, on July 13, and is $5 per child. Parents are admitted free with the purchase of a child’s ticket. The admittance fee also covers a hot dog and chips. Bunch said that plans are in the works to have other pool public pool parties too.
Daily Swim is scheduled Monday through Saturday from 12 to 7 PM, as well as Sunday and holidays from 12 to 5 PM. Lap swimming, one hour only, is Monday and Wednesday from 10 to 11 AM, and Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7 AM. Cost is $1. Private swim lessons are on Saturday mornings from 9 AM to 12 noon. One 30-minute private lesson is $15, and 3 thirty-minute lessons is $36. Group swim lessons are on Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 8 PM, from June 17 to July 10. Cost for eight classes (one session) is $35. The Minnows class will be an introduction to water where students will get comfortable with the water, blow bubbles and float. The Fish class is a beginner level where students will hold their breath, be introduced to first swim strokes and play fun water games. The Dolphin class is at the intermediate level. Students will learn different strokes and gain confidence. The Sharks, an advanced level, will dive and be taught more advanced swimming skills.
Water aerobics classes are offered again this year taught by Joan Smith and Michelle Garrett. Option 1 is one class at $3. Option 2 is a month of classes, five days a week, for $40. And, Option 3 is a summer of classes, five days a week for $75.  Option 2 and 3 classes will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
The public is invited to reserve private pool parties, lasting one and a half hours. Up to 49 guests is $100; 50 to 74 guests is $150.00, and 75 plus guests will be priced based on a case by case basis.
For information and/or registration, check the website, or call 660-428-2199 for the pool, or 660-438-5522 for the Parks and Recreation Office.