News

A grand month for play at the pool

Clockwise from top left, are Hannah Pickett, Sue Bell, lifeguard Lizzy Schoen, Mitchell Boles and lifeguard Tazi Flory. “It’s the best job in the world,” Schoen said of her stint at the pool this summer. - Leslie Brown/Staff Photo
Clockwise from top left, are Hannah Pickett, Sue Bell, lifeguard Lizzy Schoen, Mitchell Boles and lifeguard Tazi Flory. “It’s the best job in the world,” Schoen said of her stint at the pool this summer.
— image credit: Leslie Brown/Staff Photo

The Vashon Pool has been a busy place this summer, and especially this month. A recent spate of hot weather brought swimmers to the park district-owned pool by the hundreds, setting record-breaking days for pool revenue.

The pool has already brought in more than it did last summer, said Scott Bonney, the pool’s manager. However, Bonney doesn’t attribute the pool’s success entirely to the sunny weather. In spring, the park district put out a call for Island support of the cash-strapped pool and got a huge response in the form of advance sales of discount passes, lessons and pool rentals, Bonney said. The park district is tentatively planning to keep the pool open three more weeks this year, until Sept. 23.

“I think the community has really responded amazingly to the pool by supporting it, and we are continuing to see good numbers,” he said.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.