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It’s Summer splash time as Lloydminster Outdoor pool opens

Kids and their families took to the sunshine on Wednesday afternoon with a splash in the Border City Outdoor pool as it has finally been able to open.

Even with COVID-19 protocols still in place the ability to get this far is a welcome change from a year ago.

Mayor Gerald Aalbers is echoing the sentiments of many families as we head into the Summer school break.

“It’s so exciting for our community; for the young people. For families for grand-parents to be able to go and enjoy their grand-kids in a public setting. We are moving through into Stage 2 June 20, and hopefully all things considered, July 11, Phase 3 removal of masks and a lot of the rules, the restrictions will be disappearing.”

According to the Saskatchewan Re-opening Roadmap that would mean a return to normal with the lifting of remaining restrictions.

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Thirteen-year-old Carsten Campbell was at the pool for opening day with his family.

“It was very good very refreshing. Yeah it was really nice to get into the pool after it’s been closed for a while.”

With school wrapping up on June 25 Campbell says he will be back with his family for another Summer swim.

The City says to book your places online. With COVID protocols the pool is only accepting a max of 30 people per session. Family swim bookings can be made 24 hours in advance.

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