|Swimming pool open for summer|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Holyoke Swimming Pool opened for summer swim hours Tuesday, June 1. A full staff of qualified lifeguards is led by manager Karla Pargas.
Open swim hours for the summer include Tuesday through Sunday from 1-5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m.
Lap swim hours are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 5-7 p.m. and Sunday 5-6 p.m. Water exercise sessions are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Parent/tot classes will be held Tuesdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and summer swim team practice will be conducted Monday through Friday from 7-8:30 a.m.
Two swimming lesson sessions are scheduled this summer: June 22-July 9 and July 13-30.
Pargas is in her fourth year as Holyoke’s pool manager. She has 12 years experience as a lifeguard and water safety instructor.
Other employees include water exercise instructors DeeAnn Dubbert, with over 40 years of experience; and Corey Humphreys, 18 years.
Lifeguards include Ashley Dirks, seven years; Brittany Young, six years; Tanisha Bules, five years; LeAnne McWilliams, five years; Nicole Brandt, four years; Pamela McWilliams, four years; Alyshia Schoenfeld, four years; Briar Bergner, two years; and Kaylee Groshans, two years.
Also, lifeguards with one year experience are Alyssa Roll, Laura Gerk, Jeremy Loutensock, Amy Krogmeier and Jordan Zeiler.
Lifeguards certified in water safety instruction are Dirks, six years; Young, five years; LeAnne McWilliams, four years; and Pamela McWilliams, two years.
For more information on swimming pool schedules or lessons, call the pool at 854-2513.