|Swimming pool ready for summer|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
City of Holyoke swimming pool is once again offering a variety of options for summer swimmers.
Open swim will be Tuesday through Sunday 1-5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 7-8:30 p.m.
The pool is available for lap swim Monday through Thursday 5-7 p.m. and Sunday 5-6 p.m. Water exercise will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Parent/tot classes will be held Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 a.m. Summer swim team practice will be Monday through Friday 7-8:30 a.m.
There will be three swimming lesson sessions this summer. The first starts June 2 and continues through June 19. The second session will begin June 23 and go through July 10. The last swimming lessons session will be July 14 through July 31. Times are 9:45-10:15, 10:20-10:50. or 11-11:30 a.m.
Heading up the pool staff, Karla Pargas is in her third year as Holyoke’s pool manager. She has 11 years experience as a lifeguard and a water safety instructor.
Other employees include water exercise instructors DeeAnn Dubbert, with over 40 years of experience; and Corey Humphreys, 17 years experience.
Lifeguards include Denise Smith, 8 years; Ashley Dirks, 6 years; Kristin Williamson, 6 years; Shannon Bornhoft, 5 years; Brittany Young, 5 years; Tanisha Bules, 4 years; LeAnne McWilliams, 4 years; Nicole Brandt, 3 years; Pamela McWilliams, 3 years; Alyshia Durbin, 3 years; Briar Bergner, 1 year; and Kaylee Groshans, 1 year.
Lifeguards certified in water safety instruction are Smith, 7 years; Dirks, 5 years; Williamson, 5 years; Bornhoft, 3 years; Young, 4 years; LeAnne McWilliams, 3 years; and Pamela McWilliams, 1 year.
For more information on swimming pool schedules or lessons, call the pool at 854-2513.