Those who have been waiting for the Middletown YMCA to find a pool no longer have to wait. David Halley, Manager of the Middletown YMCA, announced that they will be taking over the operation of the Silver Lake Pool at the Middletown Chamber of Commerce Spring Luncheon, effective immediately.

“There are a number of things that we’ll be doing with the pool that we are excited to discuss,” Halley said. “One is our lifeguards, which will be Ellis certified lifeguards, basically just one step below an EMT.

“We are also going to open up the operating hours too, so that we can have an early morning lap lane swim, for those that really want to get out there.”

Halley detailed the pool schedule in the coming days, saying that May 27-29, the pool hours would extend from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with an open house being conducted on the 27th as well. Dates the pool will be open in June will be June 3, 4, 10, and 12, with hours of 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The lap swim, that Halley mentioned earlier will be held Tuesday and Thursdays from 7-9 a.m.

Halley also mentioned that while the pool would be in use by those taking part in the Summer Camp, that the campers would only occupy the area from “about 9-11 a.m.” After that point, Halley noted that the pool would be opened up to the rest of the community.

“We are also going to be offering swim lessons that people can sign up for,” Halley said. “We also are to offer aquatic fitness classes from Aqua-Zumba, to deep water workouts. So there will be a number of different programs that I think this community is really going to be looking forward to having.”

Halley continued by noting that while the YMCA is planning on implementing swim lessons and aquatic fitness classes, the schedule for each has not put together yet.

Middletown YMCA members will need to buy a separate pool membership, however the cost of the membership is significantly less than for those who aren’t Middletown YMCA Members.