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Rafaela Silva does her laps of the pool
REPORTING · 28th July 2015
Walter McFarlane
Seniors Happy to get Back into the Water

After being closed since late February of this year, the Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre reopened to the public on Monday, July 27th. Both young people and old were ready to get their feet wet as it re-opened that morning at 9:00 am.

“Summer Hours are back to are normal hours of operation,” said Gina Rowlett, Aquatic Coordinator. “Welcome back everyone. We look forward to seeing everyone.”

Rafaela Silva, who was walking laps in the shallow end of the pool, took some time from her work out and told us she was happy to have the pool back and was going to come to exercise every day.

“Everyone’s a little sore already, people are aching all over” said Kelly Loran who was playing cards with Les Field on the pool deck. “It’s a little different from doing laps in the bathtub.”

Another part of the equation are the friendships between the usual morning pool goers. We were informed by one person they were happy to sit and joke around the hot tube after they had done their exercises.

During the time the pool was shut down, The District of Kitimat did all the maintenance they had planned to do in September. They did their painting and some mechanical upgrades. There were a few minor hiccups during this time.

“Pumps don’t like to be left for three months without being in operation so there were some mechanical repairs made,” said Rowlett.

Ready to get back into the water? The pool schedule can be found on the District of Kitimat Webpage by clicking this paragraph.
Kelly Loran plays cards with Les Field following his laps.
Kelly Loran plays cards with Les Field following his laps.