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By Faith King
Journalist 

Orchard pool to close for season Aug. 26

 

August 12, 2021

Faith King | SAM

Dive in • Four swimmers float in the Orchard swimming pool and talk. The pool will close for the season, Aug. 26. A dog swim will be held that evening, beginning at 5 p.m.

As summer days get hotter, more and more kids are leaning toward public pools to cool off.

In our area, The Orchard Swimming Pool is one of the options to stay cool.

Erin Schwager, manager of the pool, said the staff and village officials weren't even sure if the pool was going to open this year.

"We didn't have many returning staff members, so we didn't have much experience coming into this. You have to be at least 15 to lifeguard and it was hard to find high school kids that wanted to be lifeguards over the summer," Schwager said.

They also faced the challenge of college-aged lifeguards s...



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