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Aquatic Center opening date set

By Matt Lasley mlasley@civitasmedia.com

June 7, 2014

Leitchfield Aquatic Center (LAC) will have its official grand opening on Saturday, June 28.


At 10 a.m. on June 28, City Officials will hold the LAC ribbon-cutting, after which Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason will speak, and drawings will be held for various LAC-related prizes, according to Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson.


Drawings will be held for at least four free passes, and numerous LAC t-shirts and pavilion rentals, Johnson said.


In addition, the first 50 individuals to get into the aquatic center will receive a free t-shirt.


Located at 201 East Carrol Gibson Blvd., LAC will be open (provided the entire facility has not been rented) Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Johnson said she hopes to keep LAC open as far into September as possible.


Entry fees range from $2 to $7 depending on age. Admission for individuals ages 16 and over is $7. Admission for children and young adults ages 6 to 15 is $6. Admission for children ages 3 to 5 is $5. And admission for children ages 2 and below is $2.


Individual season passes are regularly $100, but due to the shortened inaugural season, individual season passes for the 2014 season will be $75.


Family season passes are regularly $200, but due to the shortened inaugural season, family season passes for the 2014 season will be $175. Family season passes include four family members, and additional family members may be added for $25 per person.


Season passes may be purchased at the Centre on Main beginning Monday, June 9.


Swimming lessons will also be provided and divided into four sessions throughout the summer. One full session will consist of three classes and will cost $45 per child. Participants will need to visit LAC at any time between July 1 and July 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to be assessed and placed into an appropriate swim class level.


Afternoon classes will be offered during August and Sept., but specific dates for these classes have not yet been set.


Registration forms for the LAC “Learn to Swim Program” may be found online or picked up at the Centre on Main, and payments may be made at the Centre on Main, as well, Johnson said.


Attendees may also reserve one of the two 20x20’ LAC pavilions. To reserve the pavilion with electricity for two hours costs $50, and additional hours may be purchased for $10 per hour. To reserve the pavilion without electricity near the tot pool for two hours costs $40, and additional hours may be purchased for $10 an hour, also.


Reservations may be made by contacting the Centre on Main.


The Centre on Main, located at 425 South Main Street in Leitchfield, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and may be reached by phone at 270-259-5587.