As published in the Record Journal Sunday June 9, 2013
By Eric Heredia
With summer on the way, local residents will have to wait a little longer to take a swim in public pools.
Wallingford Community Pool will open for the weekend of June 15 and 16, reopen for the season on June 22 and close on Aug. 18. Hours for public swimming are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Pool passes for adults are $15, $5 for children under 12 and seniors 63 and older. Passes can be bought at the Parks and Recreation Department, 6 Fairfield Blvd., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Proof of residency — a driver’s license, tax bill, report card or school ID — is required.
Southington’s pools at Memorial Park and Recreation Park will open on June 22, said David Lapreay, director of the Parks and Recreation Department. Hours will be from noon to 8 p.m. Registration for two sessions of swimming lessons at both pools should start in the next couple of weeks, Lapreay said.
The pool at Hubbard Park in Meriden will open June 22. Open swim hours are from noon to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and noon to 6:45 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Adult swim hours are from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Registration for the first session of swimming lessons will be held July 6 at 10 a.m. at the pool. Those classes will be held July 8-19. Signup for lessons from July 22 through Aug. 2 will be held on July 20. Lessons cost $10 per student; children will need to bring a bathing suit and towel.
Cheshire’s Community Pool, 520 S. Main St., opened May 1 as an outdoor facility.