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Local pools offer wet and wild summer

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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 offers four sessions of swimming lessons. Session 1 runs June 8-11 and June 15-18; Session 2 runs June 22-25 and June 29-July 3; Session 3 runs July 6, 8, 9, 10 and July 13-16; and Session 4 runs July 20-23 and July 27-30.

Lessons are $40 for each session and are based on age and ability. Registration for swimming lessons will begin Monday, June 1 at 11 a.m. and last until Friday, June 5 at 6 p.m. Registration after sign-up week will be based on class availability.

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). Pool passes are available at a 10 percent discount if purchased by Friday, June 12.

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 first session of lessons run from 10-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon on June 8-19. The second session of lessons run from 10-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon on June 22-July 3.

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.