By Joey McWilliams
DURANT – Nearly 400 people came out to the Carl Albert pool for the first public swimming day of Summer 2018.
Splash Day opened the summer swimming season at Durant’s city pool on Saturday.
At the midpoint of the afternoon session, 235 children and 146 adults had come into the facility.
Pool manager Aundrea Boyd said that was a good number to get to see the improvements.
“They removed the liner and renovated the concrete and painted the inside of the pool for us,” Boyd said. “They painted stripes, too. We have some stripes for the lane swimmers to swim with now.
“We got everything inspected and everything was good to go. And everybody is here now and having fun.”
There are more than 20 on staff working with Boyd at the pool.
“Not everyone (on staff) is here at one time,” Boyd said. “We have several here today because we knew we were going to have big numbers.”
The pool hours for the summer are 1-5 p.m. every day and there are night sessions from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The facility can also be reserved for private parties.
And Boyd’s assessment of the first day was that it was successful.
“Everything has gone pretty well and everyone seems to be having a good time, so we’re pleased.”