West Broad YMCA pool opens

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The pool at the West Broad Street YMCA reopened Monday to members and the public.

The pool at 1110 May St. had been closed since it was vandalized several years ago and the Y was unable to repair the damage.

The Y got repair estimates of $100,000 for the pool and set a goal of $35,000 to repair and reopen it, according to a news release.

A large part of the smaller donation amount was a result of donated services of Walter Weed. He is known for his years of work with GCAT and coaching local swimmers to national standings, the release said.

With help from the city of Savannah, the 100 Black Men of Savannah, Sunrise Rotary, Top Ladies of Distinction, and several donations, the Y was able to raise enough money to get repair work underway.

Pool hours are: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for day camper swimmers; 1-3 p.m. is open swim for the public and members; and 4-7 p.m. for swim lessons. The pool will is open on Saturdays.

The fee for non-members to swim is 50 cents for ages 4-17 years old and $2 for adults. Members swim free during open swim hours. All swimmers will be assessed by qualified lifeguards to determine how well they swim.

Swim lessons, for six- to 30-minute sessions, are available for $25 for members and $35 for non-members. For more details, go to the YMCA's website.

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