April 22, 2013
“The mercury says nearly 80 degrees …”
That’s how I began this column a year ago, and it hardly seems possible. As I write this on April 22, the mercury says it’s less than half of 80 degrees, and the radar says more snow is on the way. Nevertheless, preparations are being made to open the Gaylord Area Aquatic Center in just six short weeks, and we are excited!
Opening day is slated for Wednesday, June 5. School will be out and the fun and splashing will begin! If you are planning to purchase a season pass, you can make our first few days run more smoothly if you buy your pass in advance. Passes will only be available for purchase at the GAAC admissions window this year – not online, and not at City Hall. The open hours for season pass sales in May have not yet been determined, so please watch the Hub and the website (www.exploregaylord.org) to find out when you can come and get your pass.
Our Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program will be much the same this year as last year. You can find all the registration information on the website, and the same information will be sent home from school with elementary students in the area. Online and paper lesson registrations will be accepted beginning May 1.
It may not look or feel like it, but spring is here and summer always follows – no matter the weather. We live in Minnesota because we’re hardy and we love adventure. It may take some hardiness and an adventurous spirit to jump into the water that first week or two, but we’ll be there and we’ll be expecting you!
In the meantime, check www.exploregaylord.org for information and updates. Call 507-237-2266 or email email@example.com with questions. Don’t forget that summer follows spring. And get ready for adventures at the Gaylord Area Aquatic Center in 2013!