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Slaton pool offering respite in hot weather

By Hannah Isom

Slatonite Intern

With summer in full swing, families may be looking for a safe, local place for their kids to cool off.

The Slaton City pool aims to provide this space for the Slaton community.

Though they were able to open last year with a lot of COVID-19 restrictions, Chris Kennedy, Manager of the City pool, said it was “exciting” they were able to open completely this summer.

Some restrictions enforced last year included monitoring how many people entered the pool and intense cleaning protocols, which Kennedy said caused attendance to be lower. However, it was not all bad.

“It ended up being a fantastic summer,” Kennedy said.

Despite the summer still being a success, Kennedy said they are excited to be open normally and for the kids to have a place to come.

“These kids need things in this community to be active in,” Kennedy said. “Especially in the summer.”

The City Pool has a diving board, volleyball, diving toys and more, Kennedy said. Though water aerobics has been offered in past summers, it will not be offered this summer as the manager of the pool is still trying to find a new instructor.

The pool is open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and the kids are monitored and safe, Kennedy said. The pool will remain open until August 14.  Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children.

After 6 p.m., the pool hosts private parties and events. Though they are almost fully booked for the summer, Kennedy said there are a few spots open. If anyone is interested a scheduling a private event, they should contact 806-728-0143.

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