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Potterfield Pool Opens for the Season

Potterfield Pool Opens for the Season

Hagerstown, MD (April 24, 2008)- The City of Hagerstown will open the Claude M. Potterfield Swimming Pool on weekends only, beginning Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 24, Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26, 2008. Regular operational hours will take effect June 5, 2008. Regular public swim time is Monday through Friday from noon to 6pm, Saturday from noon to 5pm and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm. The last day of the pool season is Labor Day. Daily pool rates are free for kids 2 and under, $1.00 for ages 3 to 4, $2.50 for kids 5 to 12, $3.00 for youth and adults ages 13 to 61, and $2.50 for seniors age 62 and over. The 2008 season pass rates are affordable for both individuals and families and range from free admission for those 2 and under to $125 for an entire family pass for the season for City residents, and free admission for children 2 and under to $150 for a family season pass for non-City residents. Interested persons can call for this year' s great rates. The Potterfield Pool is located at 730 Frederick Street in Hagerstown.
Hagerstown Summer Swim lessons at Potterfield pool are all taught by Red Cross Certified instructors. The schedule for swim lessons for kids 3 to 16 are two week sessions from Monday to Thursday, either between 9am and 10am or 6pm and 7pm. Make up day is Friday following. Levels 1 through 6 are 45-minute classes, while preschool is 30 minutes. Session I will run from June 16 to June 27, Session II from June 30 to July 11, Session III from July 14 to July 25 and Session IV from July 28 to August 8, 2008. The cost for swim lessons is $28 for preschool and $38 for all other levels. To register for swim lessons please visit the Potterfield Pool on Saturday, May 31 from 9am to 5pm, rain or shine. However, spaces fill up quickly and interested persons are strongly encouraged to pre-register by completing a registration form obtained from City Hall and sending it to City Hall, Attn: Potterfield Pool, One East Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740, or by turning in the form to the pool during hours of operation.
In addition, this year Potterfield Pool will offer fitness swim, (lap swim and aerobic exercise only), on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am to 9am and on Saturdays from 9am to 10am. Admission for fitness swim is $2.00 per visit or $25 per month. The pool is also available to rent for private parties Tuesday through Friday after 7pm, Saturday after 5pm and Sunday after 6pm. Interested individuals must call for rates and availability and complete an application. A 50% deposit is due at the time the rental agreement is submitted. For more information call the pool office at 301-733-2599 or the Department of Community Affairs at 301-739-8577, x190, or visit the website at: potterfieldpool@hagerstownmd.org.

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