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Season grows short as summer draws to a close

With just 22 days remaining before it closes there isn’t much time remaining for Brookings’ residents to utilize their own clear-water gem of a pool for everything from swim lessons to family swim.

According to pool manager Jimmy Trudeau the pool has been used more this year than in the past.

“From the feedback I’ve received, our attendance has been higher than it has ever been,” he said, “for aerobics at least.”

For 10-year-old Peter Schreiber the close of the pool is a bitter-sweet prospect.

“I only come for lap swim,” he said. “I’m hoping that I can do a mile in a single day and I’m going to have to swim more and more each day in order to make that goal.”

According to Peter’s mom Linda, he enjoys surfing and body-boarding more than pool time and only swims laps to be safer in the ocean.

The pool will have one more session of lessons before closing for the fall and winter and it will begin Aug. 19.

With the remainder of the season divided into lap swim (three times a day), lessons, aerobics, open swim and family swim, the pool should remain busy — and safe.

“Our safety record this season has been great,” Trudeau said. “A lot of that is due to the higher lifeguard to patron ratio.”

The Brookings Pool is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day but Sunday with private rental time available on Saturday evenings. For more information visit http://www.brookings.or.us.


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