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August 31, 2013

Families flock to community pool

Meadowview pool sees increase

CLINTON — During one of the hottest weeks of the summer, schools have shortened days for students and heat advisories have littered the area, but there are few options for relief.

As temperatures soared into the mid 90s and heat indices reached triple digits, only one community pool remained open in Clinton and it saw major increases in activity.

"Last weekend it was really crowded on Saturday and Sunday," Meadowview Community Pool board secretary Tammy Isenhour said. "I would say we had probably a 40 percent increase in activity."

The Meadowview pool saw that increase after the closing of the Clinton Riverview Pool in mid-August.

Although the Riverview Pool did extend its summer hours for an extra week this year, it still wasn't enough for Clinton residents as they packed the Meadowview pool last weekend for relief from the heat.

With temperatures anticipated to remain high for Labor Day weekend, Meadowview Treasurer Lori Johnson expects it to be another busy weekend.

"We Invite anybody that wants to come swim and join Meadowview pool," Johnson said. "We're open through Monday so (this) is the final splash."

Although the Meadowview board of directors encourages people to take out a membership to join, they do invite non-members to enjoy a day at the pool.

"We allow people to pay for the day but we try to limit that to five visits, then subtract that money from their membership fee," Isenhour said. "(And) our memberships can come from anywhere."

She said one of the biggest hurdles they have had to face is getting word out that although the pool used to be for only residents of the Meadowview neighborhood, memberships are now open to all Clinton residents.

"It's good for the community of Clinton to have (another) pool," said Isenhour adding that Meadowview offers its members a few things the Riverview Pool does not, including offering children life jackts and allowing coolers with food and non-alcoholic beverages.

The only concern the board of directors does have is supplying enough lifeguards if the pool does reach maximum capacity during Labor Day weekend.

"If we need an extra lifeguard we have people on call and we've had to do that a couple times already this year," Johnson said. "(Otherwise) we're ready for a crowd."

Isenhour commends the board of directors for their hard work this and every year and hopes to continue to build the memberships so the pool can continuing serving the area.

"We're a family-friendly, community pool, run by volunteers," Isenhour said. "We encourage people to come try us out and hopefully become a member."

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