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City pools offer hours of fun

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By The Staff

By GOOSE LINDSAY

Roane Newspapers

Swimming is one of the best ways to beat the heat in the summer time and both the Rockwood and Kingston Community Center swimming pools offer a safe, fun and inexpensive way to swim this summer.

Both pools offer public swim times in the afternoon as well as exercise classes and swimming lessons for the public.

The Kingston Community Center pool is open seven days a week with open pool for the public on Monday through Friday from 1-4:30 p.m. Admission for public swim is $2.50.

Saturdays and Sundays as well as Mondays through Friday from 8-10 p.m. are reserved for pool parties. Pool parties last for two hours and range from $80 to $120, depending on the number of swimmers.

Kingston will offer three sessions of swimming lessons. The first runs June 21-July 1; the next session runs July 5-15; and the final session runs July 19-29.

Lessons are $40 for each session and are based on age and ability.

Water exercise and short lap swim for ages 18 and over is Monday-Thursday from 12-12:45 p.m. and there is no charge for water exercise and lap swim.

The Kingston Community Center pool also offers season passes for $60 (single) or $120 (family up to six in same household).

Senior citizens age 60 and older are admitted free.

For more information about the Kingston Community Center Pool, call 376-9476.

The schedule for the Rockwood Community Center pool is similar to that at Kingston.

The Rockwood pool has open swim six days a week (closed Wednesday) from 1-5 p.m. and the cost for open swim is $1.50.

The Rockwood pool also offers two-hour swimming parties for $65. The pool is open for pool parties Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 6-8 p.m.

Swimming lessons are also offered at the Rockwood pool.

The Rockwood pool will also offer swiming lessons  from 10-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon on June 21-July 2.

Lessons are $20 for each session.

The Rockwood pool also offers water aerobics on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. The is no charge for water aerobics.

The Rockwood Community Center pool also offers season passes for $50 (single) or $100 (family).

For more information about the Rockwood pool, call 354-0434.