Clinton YMCA enters management agreement for Farmer City pool

FARMER CITY –  Following recent staffing issues, the City and Clinton YMCA have entered an agreement for the management of the pool. 

City officials announced the partnership would bring more programs to the pool, including swim lessons, aqua-exercise, guppy time, as well as an outdoor venue for the YMCA’s daycare camps.  It will also provide needed reinforcement for lifeguard staffing issues and oversight.

The City also will upgrade its fare offered at the concession stand to include walking tacos and different cold treats, such as sour bomb pops and ice cream cups and Coca Cola. The pool will still offer hot dogs, pretzels and miscellaneous snacks.

“We are kicking off a new adventure for our pool and believe this collaboration will lead to great things for our community as well as Clinton.  It’s so nice to see us working together for the benefit of our region,” said Farmer City city manager Sue McLaughlin.

The YMCA intends to bring more programs and events as well. 

“The YMCA aquatic staff is eager to bring their knowledge and skills to an outdoor venue with programming and events that has something for everyone.  As an organization, we are excited for the opportunity to further our mission to the Farmer City community and promote this wonderful outdoor aquatic facility to our members,” said Clinton YMCA executive director Rennie Cluver.

The pool will be open this year from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the possibility of extending those hours depending on demand.  The pool’ season will end close around the beginning of the school year but may extend hours through Labor Day weekend as well. 

Pool passes are available at the pool when it opens or at City Hall – prices will remain the same this year except for pool parties, which will be $75/hour for 2 hours.  You can call to reserve a party at City Hall at (309) 928-3412 or at the pool after it opens for the season.  The YMCA plans to have their information for swim lessons and other activities ready for registration soon.

The grand opening for the pool this year will be Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m.   Check  the City’s Facebook page for more information.

Courtesy of the City

of Farmer City