Town allowing more swimmers at the pool

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BRATTLEBORO — Starting Tuesday, the Recreation and Parks Department will increase the number of people allowed inside the pool at Living Memorial Park to 75 patrons. There will now be two separate general swim sessions, from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Pool patrons will be allowed in on a first-come-first-serve basis and reservations will not be required. The pool will be closed from 4 to 5 p.m. daily for disinfecting.

Recreation and Parks officials have instituted the following protocols for visiting the town pool:

- If you or anyone in your party is not feeling well or have a cough, chills, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell or have been in close contact with someone sick you should not come to the swimming pool.

- All patrons will have their temperature taken before entering the pool. Anyone with a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees will not be allowed in the facility.

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- You must come ready to swim, changing rooms will not be available.

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- There will be no picnic tables, benches or chairs provided on or around the pool deck this year.

- There will be no green bags for storage of personal belongings or life jackets this year. If you choose to bring a life jacket, it must be US Coast Guard approved.

- Toys and goggles will not be available for use from the Recreation and Parks Department; however, you can bring your own goggles into the pool.

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The daily pool fees are as follows: Brattleboro residents students are $1; resident adults are $2; resident children 5 years old and under are $1. Non-resident students are $2; non-resident adults are $3; non-resident children 5 years old and under are $1.

The schedule is subject to change due to weather and further updates from the Governor.

For all programs and events visit the website at www.brattleboro.org, on Facebook at "Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department" and on Instagram at "brattleboro_recandparks." For more information call 802-254-5808 or stop by the office at 207 Main Street, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m.


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