Young children to teens and moms all enjoy spending time at the Spring Grove SWIM Center on a warm sunny day last season.
Young children to teens and moms all enjoy spending time at the Spring Grove SWIM Center on a warm sunny day last season.
Even if summer temperatures have been slow to arrive, the Spring Grove Family SWIM Center is open and in use by many. The zero-entry pool with slides of varying lengths is a great place to spend a summer day.

The pool is open Mondays through Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. On weekends, it is open 1 to 5 p.m.

Regular admission is $4 with seniors (over 62 years of age) free. Passes are also available; a single pass is $75 and a family pass is $200. A punch card for 10 visits is $40.

If an appetite is worked up while swimming, patrons can visit the Snack Shack for a variety of treats including ice cream, popcorn, nachos, candy and pickles on a stick. All treats must be enjoyed in the concession area.

No one is ever too old to learn to swim! Swimming lessons of many levels are being offered this summer. The first two sessions of swimming lessons are private lessons. The sessions begin June 17.

Group swimming lessons will be offered during sessions three and four beginning July 8. More details about lessons including availability can be found on the Spring Grove City website, www.springgrovemn.com, or by calling the pool at (507) 498-SWIM (7946).

Back by popular demand are water aerobics and lap swim. They started this week. They are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7-8 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. A lifeguard will be on duty during this time.

The SWIM Center is available to rent for private parties on weekends for $300, which includes admission for a maximum of 35 people. The Party Enclosure is also available during open swim for $35 plus admission.

Interested in planning your next party at the SWIM Center? Give them a call to reserve a date and time.

A Summer Fun DJ party is being planned for Friday, Aug. 9. Save the date and watch for more details about time and fee.

A new closing policy was recently introduced by the city council for the pool and specifically spells out when the pool will be closed.

There are three main reasons that the pool would close during operating hours - fecal incidents, lightning and air temperature.

In the case of a fecal incident, the pool will be closed for 24 hours for cleaning and disinfecting.

If lightning is spotted from a storm, the pool "will be cleared of all swimmers and we will wait a half hour for weather to clear. If weather clears - we will remain open. If weather does not clear after half an hour, the pool will be closed."

If the air temperature is 60 degrees or below, the pool will be closed until it warms above that temperature.

The lifeguards and staff at the Spring Grove SWIM center are looking forward to a fun and safe summer at the pool.

They remind parents that diapered children must wear swim diapers plus rubber pants for sanitary reasons. These items are available for purchase at the front desk.

Children under the age of seven must have an adult with them. They also wanted to remind SWIM Center visitors that it is important to walk, not run, around the pool.

The staff and lifeguards know warmer temperatures are on their way - as summer begins officially June 21!