CARLYLE - This past week, the Carlyle Swimming Pool opened for the season. Everyone, including new swimming pool manager Kendra Schultz, expects a very busy year.
Schultz, 19, has been employed as a lifeguard since 2019 and this is her first year as pool manager. She graduated from Gordon F. Kells High School in 2021 and recently completed her first year of university at UBC in Vancouver. She is the daughter of Steve and Jolyn Schultz.
“Public swimming has started as has aquacise and moms and tots. Formal lessons have begun and the first of five sets of swimming lessons are underway. Over 300 have already registered for the summer.” Participants include many repeat swimmers living in communities from all over southeast Saskatchewan and several regulars who camp at Kenosee and White Bear Lakes.
The weather has been co-operating and a meet and greet the new staff last Saturday afternoon was well attended and included a barbecue. Carlyle recreation director Danielle Steele is also looking forward to a great year. “All of our staffing is in place including six female and five male lifeguards. The pool is looking great and hopefully we are able to extend our season into the Labour Day weekend. Come on out and see what the Carlyle Leisure Complex has to offer!”