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Rec Center swimming pool opens June 3

NEWTON, NC (May 21, 2013) – The City of Newton Parks & Recreation Department is proud to announce the opening of the City’s swimming pool on Monday, June 3rd.

Public swimming will be available Monday through Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is $1 for children ages 0-5, $2 for adults ages 62 and older, $3 for children ages 6-17, and $4 for adults ages 18-61.

Groups such as daycares, summer camps, school classes, clubs, and others are welcome to the pool for $3 per child, with a minimum of 12 children. Group reservations are required by contacting the Newton Recreation Center. Group swimming begins at 10:00 a.m.

The pool is also available to rent for private use on the weekends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays (two-hour rentals). Newton residents will be charged $75 per hour, while non-residents will be charged $125 per hour. In addition, renters must pay for the required lifeguards’ salary, which is two to four lifeguards at $10 per hour.

Punch passes are also available to allow frequent swimmers to save money. For youths ages 6-17, 15 passes are $30 and 25 passes are $50; adults ages 18-64, 15 passes are $50 and 25 passes are $75; and adults ages 65 and older, 15 passes are $25 and 25 passes are $40.

No alcoholic beverages will be allowed at the pool. Children ages 0-3 must wear some type of flotation device, and no diapers will be allowed. Infants must wear plastic undergarments.

For more information, or to schedule a group event, contact the Newton Recreation Center at (828) 695-4317.