Northside Swim Center

In early May, it was announced that the pool at the Northside Swim Center in Rome could not open until June 20 at the earliest. Recreation Director Todd Wofford told city and county officials that it might not be worth opening unless COVID-19 rules prohibiting use by more than 10 people at a time are dropped.

The Northside Swim Center is set to open on Saturday with Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines in place.

“We are excited to be able to open the Northside Swim Center. We want to ensure a safe and fun place for everyone to come and swim while also following state guidelines for COVID-19,” said Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Director Todd Wofford.

The swim center is at 501 Kingston Ave.

The pool will be open Tuesday through Sunday, divided into two sessions a day. Each session will be two and a half hours, with a limit of 75 people. The first will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the second will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The pool area will undergo a cleaning between sessions.

Wofford said there will be no chairs or pool toys available for use. Patrons can bring their own chairs but will need to follow social distancing guidelines and remain 6 feet apart.

Cost for a session is $3 per person, regardless of age. Admission fees will be taken at the pool via card only. No cash will be accepted.

Admission will be first come, first serve. There will be no rain checks if a session is canceled due to inclement weather, and no passes out.

Lifeguards will be following the state COVID-19 guidelines for cleaning and enforcing social distancing. State regulations prevent classes or pool rentals at this time.

For more information, visit rfpra.com.

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