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When the Muskingum Recreation Center first opened to the public last Monday, there was still something missing. But as of Saturday morning, that is not the case.
The pools are now filled and ready for swimmers. At 7 a.m., the doors officially opened on the new eight lane swimming pool and the wheelchair accessible activity pool. Swim lessons are soon to be offered for everyone, including children as young as six months. Also, the activity pool will play host to a multitude of aquatic fitness classes.
"Such as water zumba for children and adults. We have circuit classes, strength and stretch classes. We also have swim teams which are going to be through USA or we have a master's program which is an adult program," said Mackenzie Brune, one of the Head Lifeguards at the Recreation Center.
With the opening of the pools, the recreation center is now in need of lifeguards. For those interested, a class is coming up in May for training.
"You have to be fifteen or older to be a lifeguard and we'll hire you at 16. Certain ages can't work as many hours so that's something for someone who's in high school, you want a part time job this is perfect or if you go to OUZ or Zane State this is even more pefect, because right after class you can come into work or before class you can come into work," said Brune.
A schedule of swim times and classes is soon to be posted to the rec center's website. Also on their website you can find their hours and membership fees, as well as a look at their lifeguard training.