Macon County Chronicle

Lafayette Swimming Pool Now Open!

The first person who jumped into the Lafayette Swimming Pool this season was Sadie Santizo. (Photo by D. Gregory)

Lafayette Mayor Richard Driver would like to announce that the newly renovated Lafayette Swimming Pool officially opened on Monday, June 1, and is ready for swimmers, drivers and sliders.

 

“This is a week later than normal, but that’s because of COVID-19,” said the mayor. “The swimming pool has been renovated and this year we have a slide. Of course, due to the virus we have new guidelines that are posted at the pool.”

Pool hours are Monday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. This year to reserve the pool for a party, you must call or come by City Hall - you can’t make reservations there at the pool. For more information call Lafayette City Hall at 615-666-2194.

Also open at Lafayette City Park is the pavilion, tennis court, basketball court & volleyball court. However, the playground will remain closed for the time being due to the CDC guidelines. 

Swimming Guidelines:

*Everyone entering the pool area will have a temperature check. Also, everyone must sign in name, address & phone number.

 *If you show up and it starts to storm after you entered the water, you will not get a refund. No matter if you were in the pool 10 minutes or 1 hour.

“If it thunders or the guards see lightning, then everyone will be made to exit the pool and pool area for 30 minutes. The time will reset each time thunder is heard or lightning is seen.

*You will be asked to exit the swimming pool at 5:00 p.m. Please promptly gather your belongings and exit the pool area so that the employees can clean.

*Food and drink will not be allowed in the pool house or pool area. You may uses the pavilion during pool hours.

Please practice social distancing guidelines at all park facilities.

The swimming pool manager this year is Amy Linville. The lifeguards are Kayley Scruggs, Kelton Ballou, Mia Brawner, Ashton Butcher, and Ryan Underwood.