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Pools Open
Outdoor Pools, Spraygounds Open in Time for Memorial Day
5/18/2011
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department’s outdoor swimming pools and spraygrounds will open for the summer season just in time for Memorial Day weekend!
Pool admission is $1 and spraygrounds are FREE.

Spraygrounds open Friday, May 27 and remain open through Labor Day. Pools open Saturday, May 28 and will be open every weekend through Labor Day. Pools will be open on weekdays after school closes (June 10). Park and Recreation’s outdoor pools are:
• Cordelia Pool, 2100 N. Davidson St., 704-336-2096
• Double Oaks Pool, 1200 Newland Rd., 704-336-2653 

Regular operating hours for swimming will be Saturdays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays 1 - 5 p.m., Monday–Friday (including Memorial Day Monday) noon-6 p.m.

WENDY’S FREE SWIM LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AGAIN THIS YEAR!

Park and Recreation’s outdoor pools in partnership with Wendy’s will offer FREE swimming lessons for youngsters with sessions for ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 at:
• Cordelia Pool: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
• Double Oaks Pool: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 a.m.-9:45 a.m., 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. or 11 a.m-11:45 a.m.

Registrations for lessons will be accepted, beginning on Wednesday, June 15, at the pool you wish to attend. Registrations will be taken every Wednesday beginning at noon for the following week only. Registration is week-by-week and must be done in person. No phone reservations will be taken. All reservations are first come, first served. Spots are limited.

PARK AND REC TO PARTICIPATE IN WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON EVENT JUNE 14
Double Oaks Pool will be a host site for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) 2011 on Tuesday, June 14 beginning at 11 a.m. The event is a global effort aiming to spread awareness about the importance of teaching children how to swim. Waterparks, pools and other aquatic facilities around the world will host local WLSL lessons simultaneously in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.  For additional information, visit http://www.worldslargestswimminglesson.org/the-event/


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