Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sizzling Sunday

 Kid safe shallow end of the pool

Mother Nature must feel guilty about the pounding she gave us last October 29 with that freak once in a lifetime snowstorm, because all the milestone outdoor events since then--town fair, Taste of Amherst, and now the grand opening of the long awaited War Memorial Pool--have been blessed with perfect weather.
WGGB Channel 40 TV shows up to interview acting town manager Dave Ziomek and happy participants.
New England Youth Lacrosse All Star Tournament increased car traffic dramatically
Kira poised to plunge

Jada the jet ready to launch
5:45 PM All's well that ends well


Anonymous said...

Am enjoying the War Memorial pool being open, but have been disappointed that the pool closed at 5 pm to the public on Mon and Tues. Both days were beautiful and warm and it would have been great if it had stayed open. Yesterday, we were told that the lifeguards were going to have training and that's why the pool was closed. Since they are all certified to be lifeguards, it's not clear what additional training would be needed at this point, especially for a position that only lasts for two months.

Anonymous said...

An email went out from the town on Wed which listed additional open swim hours for the War Memorial pool. The LSSE web site though still hasn't been reflected to include these new hours ... and there hasn't been any media attention them either.... so most of the public probably won't know about them. People won't use the pool more if they don't know.

Subject:Expanded Open Swim Hours at War Memorial Pool
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:05:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: Amherst Leisure Services

War Memorial Pool
Additional Open Swim Hours

The renovated War Memorial Pool is now open and we are fine-tuning our pool schedule and programming hours. Starting Tomorrow (Thursday, July 19),
Open Swim time will expand to the following weekend and weekday hours:

Mon.-Fri. 11 am-1 pm
Sat. & Sun. 10 am-1 pm

New Hours at War Memorial Pool:
Adult Lap Swim:
Mon.-Fri. 11 am-1 pm
Sat. & Sun. 10 am-1 pm

Open Swim:
Mon.-Fri. 11 am-5 pm
Sat. & Sun. 10 am-6 pm

For more information about pool programs, memberships, and schedules, please contact LSSE at 259-3065 or the pool at 413-549-0597. Visit us at