CLEARFIELD – As summer draws near, many wonderful memories emerge about hot summer days spent at the Clearfield Community Pool.
The pool may not yet be opened for the season, but plenty of work has already gone into making this summer another unforgettable one for local families and out-of-town guests.
Opening day is slated to take place Saturday, June 2, with the pool officially opening at 1 p.m., weather permitting.
Free admission June 2 will be offered all day until 8 p.m. thanks to the Clearfield Elks Lodge No. 540.
The lodge will also provide free hot dogs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is the fifth year that the Elks have graciously shown their support for the pool by sponsoring Community Day.
If you would love to stay cool in the pool all summer long, memberships are available at the pool office, located at the pool at 415 Polk St., Clearfield, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Memberships can also be purchased through the mail and sent to Clearfield Swimming Pool Association, P.O. Box 686, Clearfield, PA 16830. Pre-season rates are in effect now until opening day are:
- Adult membership, ages 19 to 61 years, is $75
- Student memberships, ages 6 through 18 years, $65
- Senior citizen memberships, age 62 and up, is $50
- Young child memberships, ages 0 through 5 years, is $30
- Family memberships are $160. Family memberships include up to five people, with a maximum of two adults per family membership and an additional $20 per additional child. All members on a family membership must reside in the same household. Proof of residency for all members is required.
Daily admission prices are children, $6, and adult, $7. A group admission rate for non-profit groups of 20 or more persons is $5 per adult and each child, $4.
The pool can be rented for private parties with a $150 flat fee plus $2 per person attending. Private parties are held on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to schedule a private party. Phone the pool managers from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 814-765-4951 to schedule a private party.
A new pavilion will also be available this year and can be rented out for parties or special occasions.
Swim team practice will begin on Monday, June 4. The fee for swim team is $50 and participants must have a current pool membership. Anyone interested can register at the pool on Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
For anyone who misses registering for swim team or who has any questions, contact Coach Jackie Morrison at 814-592-9908. Swim lessons will begin Monday, June 11. Cost is $25 for 10 lessons held over a two-week period.
Two sessions per day will be held: 10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Also available will be a mother/father water babies/toddler swim class from 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Price for 10 sessions is $25.
The mother or father must be in the water with child. Class is designed to familiarize the child with the water. Register for swim lessons or water babies/toddler swim at the front gate of the pool.
Clearfield Community Pool Association Officers include Brian Marshall, president; Kenneth Bodle, vice president; Mary Walker, secretary; and Becky Johnson, treasurer.
Directors are Sam Lombardo, Debbie Wain, Chris Bryan, Jen Bailor, Robert Shearer, Chris Custaney, Shelly Farmery, Zach Unch, Jana Davidson, Kimberly Struble, Jay Siegel, Mary Walker, Maureen Briskar, Kevin Wain, Margaret Shearer, Jackie Morrison and Roger Hoyt.
Returning as pool managers for 2018 are Tristen Buck and Hayden Steiner. Other staff members are Charles Gardner, Riley Paul-Cook, Seth Mack, Trevor Wain, Amethyst Bias, Matt Bailor, Raegan Mikesell, Madison Davis, Joe Palmer, Kelsi Bumbarger, Anna Hale, Sydney Coval, Peyton Priester, Courtney Buck, Luke Ammerman, Stone McGary, Summer Wynn, Madyson Gillen, Alexis Seyler, Brianna Shaw and Alyssa Twigg.
Office support staff is Cindy Dixon.
Unlike most public pools, which are usually owned or operated by local municipal governments, Clearfield Community Pool is a private 501©3 non-profit organization and receives no local tax subsidy to fund its operations.
The association is a United Way member agency. To keep the pool well-maintained all summer long and year after year, the pool association has several fundraisers planned this year, including a Buck’s Pizza fundraiser for Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23; the 100-Mile Yard Sale, where representatives will be located along Shawville-Frenchville Highway in Frenchville; and a Blueberry Fundraiser, which is back by popular demand and consists of 10-pound boxes of fresh-picked blueberries from New Jersey for $27 per box with orders being accepted through June 19 and pick-up on Friday, June 29 at the pool from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The final fundraiser of the season will be the CRC Fall Festival held in downtown Clearfield on Oct. 13. For more information, call the pool office at 814-765-4951.
Stay up-to-date with the latest happenings at the pool and be sure to visit its Facebook page.