As the hottest days of the summer quickly approach, Denison’s Waterloo Pool has reopened its doors — albeit in a limited format.
While cities across the stat debate on opening pools for the summer season during the COVID-19 pandemic, Denison was one of few cities to reopen its pool earlier this month, for limited activities.
On June 1, the pool opened by reservation for hydro fitness and lap swimming, with no free swim.
We are excited to announce that that the opening of Waterloo Pool has been successful," Denison Parks and Recreation Director Justin Eastwood said Friday. "We will strive to make best facility opening progress based on the most current federal, state, and local public health guidance. Staff will continue to work diligently to assess all variables and to determine how these factors best fit within our community."
The USA Swim Team will begin meeting at the pool on June 8. Denison Dolphins Swim Team will follow when it starts meeting on June 15.
The pool will begin opening for private parties starting on June 13. The city is contacting parties that were previously cancelled due to the pool closure for first chance at reservations. General reservations will open to the public on June 8.
Swim lessons are scheduled for June 15. Like with private parties, the city is contacting people in sessions that were previously cancelled in order to fill open spots first.
Michael Hutchins is the local government reporter for the Herald Democrat. He can be reached at email@example.com.