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Pool to end season with 'Free Swim' as part of Corn Feed/Crazy Days on Aug. 21

Jett Saewert dives into the deep end as Harley Wurst hangs on to the edge during a busy afternoon of swimming at the Legried Community Pool on Tuesday. Temperatures reached the mid-80's and were expected to get hotter later in the week as the pool's season will come to a close Aug. 21.

With cooler than normal temperatures in June and July, it seems almost as soon as summer got started this week it's about over. Generally, a good indication is the seasonal shutdown of the swimming pool, which is scheduled for Aug. 21.

The New York Mills Civic & Commerce Association is sponsoring a Free Swim on Aug. 21, as part of the Corn Feed/Crazy Days festivities.

Heidi Van Dyke, pool director, provided a June and July summary Tuesday to the city council, and numbers are down considerably from last year.

Van Dyke reported the number of daily swimmers in June was 616, with an average of 38.5. The number of nightly swimmers was 122 for an average of 7.6. Total attendance in June was 738, with a daily average of 46.1.

Deposits included swimming lessons, $890; passes, $2,135; candy, $364.97; admission, $1,031.14; and aerobics, $150. Total deposits for the month were $4,571.11.

Attendance was up in July with total attendance at 1,031; averaging 49 per day. The number of daily swimmers was 791, with an average of 34.4. There were 240 nightly swimmers, for an average of 14.1.

Total deposits for the month were $5,765.90. Deposits included swimming lessons, $3,290.80; passes, $545; candy, $665.35; admission, $1,202.25; aerobics, $62.50.

The 2009 attendance is down considerably compared to 2008, partly due to reduced open hours, but mainly a cool summer so far this season. The 2008 pool attendance summary showed 1,272 total attendance in June (74.8 daily average); and 1,768 total attendance in July (65.4 daily average).