Golden Swimming Pool set to cause a splash

The Golden Swimming Pool is one step closer to opening for another season.

May long weekend is less than two weeks away, which means the Golden Swimming Pool is almost ready to open its gate. And on Monday May 14 they will be hosting a spring registration night at the pool.

“We’re going to have our staff team here, and they’re going to be getting people up to speed on our different programs that we have available for kids and adults. And we’re going to be doing our registrations for springtime,” said Jordan Petrovics, manager of recreational services for the Town of Golden.

From 6 to 8 p.m., the Town staff along with several other community groups will be on the grassy area by the pool, letting people know what spring and summer programs they have coming up. The Early Childhood Development Coalition will be there to talk about the Summer Fun Camp they are hosting with the College of the Rockies, and the Town will be taking registration for their summer camps. The Scouts, the climbing gym, and the swim club are also expected to be there.

“We saw it as a good opportunity to partner with  existing events and make it a good night for people to come out and get information on summer recreational opportunities,” said Petrovics.

The pool has a full calendar of activities on the go for the upcoming season. For the first couple of weeks of operation there will be a public swim after school, until they start up their swim lessons. The Golden Dolphins Swim Club will be getting underway with their regular training, there will be aquafit three nights a week at 7:30 p.m. And five days a week there will be lane swimming.

The lane swimming goes from 6 to 9 a.m., so between those times there might be six lanes, or there might be two, as they are working in co-operation with the swim club.

Also in the works right now is a junior lifeguard club. They are trying to get the youth in the community out, and having fun in a lifeguard setting.

“It’s a good way for the kids to get the introductory skills to go on and take the official courses to get certified if they want to,” said Petrovics.

If there is enough interest and demand for it, they might look at bringing those courses in to Golden in the future.

The registration night is on May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m., and the pool is slated to open on May long weekend, which is May 19 to 21.

“There have been a couple years in the past when we’ve opened early, but then some years it snowed, or there was ice on the deck, so we’re on par with historic operations to be open on time,” said Petrovics.