Pool to open this Sunday
Grant Municipal Pool will open a day earlier this year than it has in the past.
With the scheduled opening on Sunday, May 26, weather permitting, new Park and Rec Director Brittany Brott said she hopes opening on a Sunday will attract more parents and families.
This season’s lifeguards include Bella Fraizer, Hailee Fraizer, Katie Patrick, Jerad Phillips, Rylee Huff, Bryder Hickey, Halle Fisher, Aidan McClintock, Carter Krajewski, Kiara Schultz, Madelyn Ingold and Autumn Anderson.
Brott said they have been taking CPR class and working on lifeguard training, going over the protocol for given situations they might encounter.
The pool will be open Monday through Friday from 1-5:30 p.m., with lap swimming available for one hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. Night swimming is open Monday-Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. The pool will be open 1-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Family season passes are available at a cost of $100 for up to six immediate family members. Additional family members may be added for $10 each. Individual passes are $40 for adults and $35 for K-12 students and 60-plus senior citizens. Passes can be purchased now at city hall or at the pool starting Monday.
Daily fees are $4 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.
Children ages 0-6 are free with an adult.
Water aerobics will be offered 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The class is free with a season pass, or $20 plus daily fee.
Public swimming lessons will be offered June 11-15 and July 9-13.
Pool parties will be available for $100 for the first hour and $75 for the second hour.
Park and rec director
Brott was hired as park and rec director on March 15 and hit the ground running with the ball program.
Brott has a long history with the pool and ball program. She worked as a lifeguard for one year at the age of 15 and then became the pool operator, working that position from 16-23. She said she hopes to bring positivity back to the pool and ball program.
“I want to provide a safe and great environment for the youth and community. I hope to help provide some guidance and be active even more in the pool project. I am excited to be working with Edward and the city staff. We have some great new ideas,” she said.
She added that some of her greatest memories are at the pool and she is looking forward to creating more. She invites anyone with questions to contact her.
Brott is a special education teacher in Paxton. She’s married to Tyler Brott and the couple has two children, Baley, 4 and Harley, 9 months.