The YMCA of Southeastern NC is partnering again with the City of Wilmington in operating Legion Stadium and Robert Strange Pools this summer. Along with the traditional opportunity for public swim, the Y will be providing swim lessons, water aerobics, and a number of other aquatics programs to the community.
The opening of the City of Wilmington’s Northside Pool will be delayed for several weeks while damage sustained during Hurricane Florence is being repaired. During Hurricane Florence, the roof of the pump house was torn off and the building was damaged. Both the pool pump and the pool house are being replaced. Extensive electrical work is required to bring the new pump house up to code once it is completed because of the age of the old pump house. Repairs are expected to total at least $30,000.
Northside Pool, located at 750 Bess Street, is one of the city’s three pools that are now managed by the YMCA. The city’s splash pad adjacent to Northside, as well as Legion and Robert Strange pools will open Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day Hours are as follows:
Saturday, May 25th 10:00pm-7:00pm
Sunday, May 26th 10:00am-7:00pm
Monday, May 27th 12:00pm-5:00pm
The city pools will be open to the public on weekends beginning May 25th - June 16th. Once school lets out, they will be open every day from June 17th - August 25th.
The Blue Ribbon Commission will be providing limited transportation for area youth to the city’s other pools and operating hours have been extended at both Legion Stadium and Robert Strange pools. The BRC can be reached at 910-341-4633 for more information on the pool transportation.
More information about pool hours, programs and entry fees can be accessed at www.ymcasenc.org/citypools
John Pellizzari was recently hired on by the YMCA of Southeastern NC as the new Outdoor Pool Coordinator. John previously managed the Echo Farms pools for the past several years and has more than 30 years of experience as a swim team coach. He was recently the head swim coach of Ashley High School and Echo Farms Country Club, and has experience in working with both beginners and Olympians.