Busy opening week at city pool

Swimmers embrace new safety measures   

Since opening its gates to swimmers last Wednesday, June 24, the municipal pool in Wessington Springs has seen plenty of action, prompting city officials to raise capacity from 40 to 60 swimmers at a time. Despite having to wait in line for a temperature check and to get signed-in by lifeguard Mackenzie Roduner, Sonnie Schimke remained patient, reminding his antsy friends that “at least we get to swim this summer.”  Temperature checks and limiting capacity are among the many extra precautions implemented by the city at the pool in light of the coronavirus. Looking back to different times in the pool’s history and answering former lifeguard Pam Hainy’s call to share pool stories from the past (published in the May 27, 2020 issue of the True Dakotan), Joanne (Schwartz) Beck’s recollection appears on PAGE TWO  

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