Children enjoy free swim time during Atmore City Pool's opening week.

Summer swimming in swing

Published 4:20pm Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Each year Atmore residents know summer has officially arrived when Betty Warren unlocks the gate and opens the Atmore City Pool for another summer.

This year the swimming season got underway Tuesday with registration held at Tom Byrne Park for swimming and tennis lessons as well as public swimming time from 2 until 5 p.m.  Registration sessions will continue until classes are filled and the first session of the year is still open Warren said Wednesday.

Class session one will be held June 4, through June 22. Session two will run from June 25, through July 13. Session three will close out the summer with classes beginning July 15, and running through August 3.

Morning classes at the pool are one hour group classes held Monday through Friday at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Evening classes will consist of one-on-one instruction held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:20 until 5:50 p.m., 5:50 until 6:20 p.m. and 6:20 until 6:50 p.m.

Tennis lessons will be held from 9 until 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. The cost of all lessons are $35 per child, per class.

Public swim sessions are available Monday through Saturday from 2 until 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 until 9 p.m. Admission is $1 for children 16 years of age and under and $1.50 for swimmers 17 and older.

For additional information calls may be directed to the Atmore City Pool at (251) 368-8280.

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