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COVID-19's effect on popular swimming areas

Posted at 11:26 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 23:27:38-04

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Summer time is usually the time for making a splash for most kids. But that is not the case this summer.

Currently, only swimming pools used for training, pools that are solely lap pools and pools designated for exercise are allowed to open.

At the Pavilion in Georgetown, only the lap pool is open to adults and there are still safety restrictions due to COVID-19.

"So right now, we've got our lanes spaced apart so everybody can stay six feet away from each other and get a nice swim in," Aquatics Manager Lily Caudill said.

The fitness classes are smaller and staff have gotten creative. They're using noodles attached together to make sure everyone stays in their lane or square.

The indoor leisure pool is empty. Caudill said there is a chance it re-opens in July if given the green light by the health department. If so, there will be changes.

"We can expect social distancing to even having one family at a time, one-on-one swim lessons possibly," Caudill said. "We still don't know for sure, but probably social distancing at the very least."

Caudill said they've had to do many refunds for birthday parties.

Georgetown's outdoor water is getting maintenance done while the pool sits empty.

"It is all up in the air right now, but there is the possibility of not opening the outdoor pool this year," Caudill said.