Darlington gets ready for pool time to start on June 12

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DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) – The City of Darlington will open the Gandy Pool for the season on Wednesday, June 12.

Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting, on Wednesdays through Saturdays at 115 Gary St.

The pool is open to the public, and the cost is $1 for the day.

Concrete work has been completed, and the ADA wheelchair lift has been installed.

Randy Weatherford and Poolwerx will staff the pool again this year.

City pool rules

  • All children age 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older, and that adult must supervise the child 100% of the time.
  • No adult may sign in more than two swimmers.
  • No weak swimmers or non-swimmers allowed in the deep end of the pool.
  • All children and adults who cannot swim must wear a wrist band identifying them as a non-swimmer.
  • All swimmers must shower before entering the pool.
  • When signaled, all swimmers must exit the pool immediately upon lifeguard’s request.
  • All swimmers who wish to swim in the deep end must be approved by the lifeguard before entering.
  • No diapers allowed in the pool. Children must wear a swimmer’s diaper if needed.
  • All swimmers must wear swimsuits.

The City of Darlington also will offer free swimming lessons June 25 through June 27 (with Friday as a rain date), from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the pool. 

Training for volunteers will be held on the first day of lessons at 9:30 a.m. If you plan on volunteering, please call Lillian Brunson at 843-393-7233. 

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