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SKT and Summer – Keeping Everyone Connected at the Pool

May 24, 2021

SKT will provide free Wi-Fi at the six public swimming pools in our service area all summer long. No password is needed to connect. Look for the SKT banners reminding pool patrons of this amenity, which will be at the Belle Plaine Municipal Pool, Burden City Swimming Pool, Cedar Vale Pool, Clearwater Aquatic Center, Dexter Swimming Pool, and the Howard City Pool.

Dana Denton, Co-Chair for the Howard City Pool Restoration Project, says, “We’re thrilled that SKT is providing free Wi-Fi service at the pool again this summer. In an increasingly digital environment, young and old rely on Wi-Fi, especially during their leisure time! Pool-side readers will be able to use the free SKT Wi-Fi to download their digital/audio books. The pool staff also uses the free SKT Wi-Fi to stream music and other digital content, which everyone enjoys!”

Dana adds, “The Howard City Pool has undergone a large renovation and we look forward to opening for the 2021 swim season as soon as the project is completed.  Though unfortunate, outdoor construction projects like the pool renovation are subject to weather delays. The frigid temps this winter and the wet spring have impacted the renovation project and made the opening date hard to predict. The pool will open as soon as possible in June, and we will also have a grand opening celebration in July.  Details around daily pool activities, swim lessons, and the grand opening celebration to come later.”

Here’s to a great summer break and to keeping our connections strong. Pool locations, contact information, opening dates, hours, admission, and other specifics available at press time are listed below:

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Belle Plaine Municipal Pool

102 E. Third, Belle Plaine, KS  67013

Pool Opens:  Friday, May 28, 2021

Hours:  1-4:30 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. M-F; 1-6 p.m. Sa-Su

Admission:  $2/Daily; $1/Daily for Senior Citizens, Military & Veterans; 5 and under Free when accompanied by an adult; Discounted Pool Season Passes & Punch Cards available at the pool

Swimming Lessons & Swim Team:  Swimming Lessons will be offered in July; sign-ups begin May 28 at the pool. Belle Plaine Swim Team 2021 practice begins June 1, with four meets scheduled. For more Swim Team information, call 316.524.1237 or sign up on the City of Belle Plaine website.

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Burden City Swimming Pool

501 W. 4th St., Burden, KS  67019

Pool Opens: Work continues on the pool (tile, coping, plaster), which has been delayed due to the weather; therefore, the exact opening date directly depends on completion of these pool upgrades, and there is a chance that the pool may not open this season.

Hours:  1-8 p.m. M-F; 1-6 p.m. Sa-Su

Admission:  $2/Ages 7 & over; Ages 6 & under Free (with appropriate supervision); Discounted Passes available

Swimming Lessons & Pool Rental: Swimming Lessons are yet to be determined; Private Pool Party Rental $50/night for 30 people or less, $1.50 per person over, scheduled for outside of normal operating hours, no alcoholic beverages

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Cedar Vale Pool

103 Sale Barn Rd., Cedar Vale, KS  67024


Pool Opens:  Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Hours:  Noon-4 p.m. M-T & Th-Sa; Closed W & Su

Admission:  $3/Ages 18 & over; $2/Ages 11-17; $1/Ages 4-10; 3 and under Free

Adult Aerobics:  5 p.m. weekday evenings; Pool Rental available

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Clearwater Aquatic Center

145 N. 4th, Clearwater, KS  67026

Pool Opens:  Monday, May 31, 2021

Hours:  1-6 p.m. Daily; Twilight Swim 6-8 p.m. F

Admission:  $3.50/Afternoon Session; $1.00/Twilight Swim; Ages 0-2 Free; Discounted Pool Memberships & Punch Cards are available at the pool or Clearwater City Hall

Swimming Lessons, Swim Team & Pool Rental:  Visit the City of Clearwater Website for information on swimming lessons, the Clearwater Swim Team, and Pool Party Rental form — $200 /Saturday or Sunday from 6-7:30 p.m. or 7:30-9 p.m. for 100 people; $2 per person additional over 100 people; the Clearwater Aquatic Center’s Annual Fourth of July celebration features fun pool activities with standard admission

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Dexter Swimming Pool

110 E. School St., Dexter, KS  67038

Pool Opens: Monday, May 31, 2021

Hours:  1-7 p.m. Daily

Admission:  $2/Daily; $50/Single Season Pass; $100/Family Season Pass

Swimming Lessons & Pool Party Rental: Swimming Lessons in July; $30/hour Pool Party Rental

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Howard City Pool

541 South Pennsylvania, Howard, KS  67349


Pool Opens:  Mid- to late-June

Hours:  1-6 p.m. M-Th and 1-5 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. F-Su

Admission:  $2/Adults (13 & Up); $1.75/Seniors (55 & Up); $1.50/Youth 12 & Under; $.50/Wading Pool (7 & Under); Discounted Coupon Booklets, Season Passes, and Punch Tickets available

Swimming Lessons, Pool Party Rental & Grand Re-Opening:  Swimming lessons are planned for July; Pool Party Rental is $50/Hour; and a Grand Re-Opening Party is tentatively set for July 3rd