With the drop in entrance fees at the Aquatic Recreation Centre the number of people swimming at the pool has increased, with the pool recently recording record numbers of participants filling the pool for Aquafit. The pool is building on this success by hosting its annual swim-a-thon on Saturday, Feb.11. This year people can also participate in an aquafit-a-thon as well.
During the week leading up to the event, the pool will also be hosting Scull Swimwear, a local Lanark County company, that will be bring a selection of swimsuits, googles, caps and aquafit equipment to the pool.
At the same times our swimmers will be hosting a bake sale to raise money for the pool. Drop by for delicious home baking. Baking and swimwear will be at the pool 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, as well as 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11.
In other news at the pool, this next session of lessons brings something new to families with children with special needs. The pool will offer low-ratio classes to allow these students to have fun in the pool while getting the extra focus and attention from instructors that they need. The next session starts in March for regular and low-ratio classes, Bronze Medallion and Cross, and the Swim Club. Registration is currently open.
For more information check out the pool website www.smithsfallspool.com, connect on Facebook or call 613-284-5208.