GALLIPOLIS — The Gallipolis City Pool is off to a good start, but has more excitement to come. With the warm and sunny weather, attendance at the municipal pool has been on the rise as the public takes advantage of this community resource.
Hours of operation for this season are Monday through Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. There are several different ways to enjoy the pool this summer; early morning swims are Monday through Friday from 7:30-9 a.m. Also happening on weekdays is Water Walks, from 5-6 p.m. Both events cost $1 and are for adults only due to no lifeguards on duty.
Water Aerobics is also back, with Valerie Lee leading classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Each class costs $3. Also returning is the Family Literacy Night, sponsored by Gallipolis City Schools and Gallia County School Districts. Entry is free with a book (e-readers are allowed) and patrons must read on the break. Lit Night occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with the exception of June 20, 22, 27, and 29.
Swim lessons are also available, as are pool parties. Contact the city pool in person or on their Facebook page (found by searching Gallipolis Municipal Pool).
The Gallipolis City Pool Improvement Committee has been hard at work raising funds for this swim season, and have more planned to continue improvement of the facility. On June 24 at the City Pool, Disney’s Moana and Maui will be there for a Luau from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for one adult and child to get in, where the movie will be played, a dance party will be happening, as well as the pool being open for swimming.
Assisting the improvement committee with the pool’s operation has been the Elks Club, Emblem Club, Gallipolis Regional Merchants, and everyone who donated to the GoFundMe account. Funds raised are going towards the replacement of the pump and filter, then to other necessary updates as more funds are raised.
Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108.