(CHADRON)-The city of Chadron has released their 2012 summer pool hours and admission prices. The pool will operate from Monday, May 28th to Wednesday, August 15th. The city has upped prices slightly from last year. City zoning/building official Janet Johnson explains the reason for the increase. “Every year the state does a voluntary survey on fees and how much we pay lifeguards and those types of things, plus I also conduct one myself,” says Johnson. “We were very low on our admission fees, so we increased each of the three categories of daily admissions by 50 cents, and we’re even dollars now. The other area where we increased because we were low was on swimming lesson fees.”
Johnson said pool prices will most likely be incrementally increased with time until more comparable with other towns. “Actually, we’re still a little low,” she says. “But…baby steps…a little at a time.”
Johnson said last year the city spent approximately $50,000 to operate the pool and only received about $15,000 revenue from patrons, so the pool is a service the city provides and is not a money maker.
Another change from last year, the pool will provide only one family night a week from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights, and no longer Tuesday nights. Johnson said there was simply not enough business last year to stay open both nights.
On another note, the park foundation is sponsoring a new slide for the pool. It will be engineered this summer and will be installed and ready for use by next summer. Johnson said one diving board will be taken out to make room for the slide. She hopes the slide will help alleviate the slight decline in numbers of individuals using the pool.
Information regarding 2012 Swimming Pool Operations
The pool is located at 540 East 10th Street.
Hours of operation:
Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Lessons)
Mon.-Wed. 1:00-6:00 p.m. (General Swimming)
Mon./Wed./Fri. 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Lap Swimming)
Thursday 1:00-8:00 p.m. (General Swimming)
Fri./Sat./Sun. 1:00-6:00 p.m. (General Swimming)
The lifeguards with advanced notification can move the divider rope for lap swimming during the last hour of the day, at their discretion.
(All passes and fees are non-refundable)
0-5 yrs. $1.00 $15.00
6-17 yrs. $2.00 $40.00
18+ $3.00 $45.00
Lap Swimming $1.50 $25.00
Family Pass $75.00 (Immediate family only)
Job Corps $.50 (Flat rate per person)
Volunteer non-profit organizations – two hours of volunteer service for the city = one day pass. Documentation will be required from sponsor organization.
All children in the 0-5 age group must be accompanied by a responsible individual who will remain with the child at all times. If the accompanying individual is not swimming, there is no admission charge for that person. The pool manager has the right to refuse entrance to the pool if, in his/her judgment, the responsible individual is incapable of sufficiently watching the child.
Private Pool Rentals
Private pool rentals will be available from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The rate is $75 per hour and reservations must be made at the pool a minimum of two weeks in advance of the desired date. All fees must be paid in full prior to the reserved date. In the event of cancellation due to weather of if the cancellation is made at least one week prior to the reserved date, all fees will be refunded. All other cancellations will be subject to a 50% surcharge.
In conjunction with the American Red Cross, the pool staff will conduct swimming lessons at their regular hourly rate. The City will pay the Red Cross a $5 per person administrative fee to maintain the records and provide swimming certification cards for each student enrolled in each session. The rates for lessons are as follows:
$10.00 Mommy & Me (Parent must get in the water with toddler.)
$20.00 per child per session for Toddlers
$25.00 per child per session for Levels 1-5
$25.00 per child per session for Level 6
The session schedule is as follows:
Mommy & Me July 23-27
Levels 1, 2, and Toddler classes (class size limited to 10 per session). Session is for five days.
1. June 18-22
2. June 25-29
3. July 9-13
4. July 16-20
5. July 23-27
Levels 3-6 (class size limited to 12 per session). Sessions is for 10 days.
1. June 18-29
2. July 9-20
Pre-registration is from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. from June 13-14 for all levels, July 5-6 for all levels, and July 18-19 for Mommy & Me, Levels 1, 2, and Toddler.
All registrations must be completed at the Chadron Municipal Pool and all fees must be paid in full at the time of registration. No registrations will be taken over the phone.