Hamilton sets date to open outdoor pools on time
Published June 2, 2021 at 5:34 pm
Hamiltonians can start marking off the days until they can take a dip in one of the city’s outdoor swimming pools.
While providing a COVID-19 update to city councillors on Wednesday, City of Hamilton emergency operations manager Paul Johnson said the city will open on a normal schedule, meaning June 28. The date is dependent on when qualified lifeguards who are also high schools students are available to work.
Johnson said that with city-run indoor pools and pools at fitness clubs both closed, the city might extend the hours at outdoor pools to allow for seniors swims, and reserved hours for swimming lengths.
A provincial stay-at-home order is set to expire at 12 a.m. Thursday (June 3), but indoor gatherings are still prohibited.