Free swim is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at county pool
MANATEE -- A Manatee County pool reopens this Saturday just in time for summer.
With Manatee County School District recessing for the summer this Friday, the John H. Marble Pool, 3675 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton, reopens on Saturday with its Splash into Summer event.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the Manatee County parks and natural resources department will host the second Splash into Summer event. During the free event, children and families can enjoy games, bounce houses, water slides and inpool-based events including noodle races and cannonball splash contests. On the pool deck, there will be hula hooping and limbo.
"The John H. Marble Pool is a great facility that we want the community to continue to enjoy," Matthew Porter, recreation supervisor for the aquatic division of the parks and natural resources department, said in a news release. "Lap swimming, recreation swimming and swim lessons will be available all summer long. Splash into Summer kicks off another fun and safe summer."
There will be food available for purchase at the event, which more than 100 people attended last year.
While the event ends at 3 p.m., the pool will stay open until 4 p.m. Summer hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and the pool is closed on Monday. There is a $2 admission fee.
Claire Aronson, Manatee County reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7024 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter@Claire_Aronson.