June 04, 2008
Pool hours for summer announced - Includes swim lessons and water aerobics

Beat the heat and get some exercise in the newly renovated Rhea-Lyons Swimming Pool at Lees-McRae College this summer.

After undergoing major reconstruction, the pool reopened in January thanks in part to the generosity of the Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts and the Cannon Foundation.

The public is welcome to swim laps, take swim lessons or participate in water aerobics beginning Tuesday, June 3. The summer schedule runs from June 3 to August 9. Admission to the pool is $1. Keep in mind that two lanes of the pool are open for lap swim even during posted open swim hours.

The pool is closed Sunday and Monday with a few exceptions during the summer. The regular schedule for summer is as follows:

Tuesday and Thursday:

  • 8-10 a.m. lap
  • 10-11 a.m. water aerobics
  • 1-5 p.m. open
  • 5-6 p.m. lap

Wednesday and Friday:

  • 8-10 a.m. lap
  • 1-5 p.m. open


  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. swim lessons
  • 1-4 p.m. open

The pool will be open on Monday, June 30 from 8 to 10 a.m. for lap swim and 1 to 5 p.m. for open swim. The pool will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on July 4-5, and will reopen Tuesday, July 8.

Water aerobics and swim lessons will be taught by Caroline Stancik, a certified lifeguard. For additional information, call (828) 898-8725, or log on to for a full listing of pool hours.

The Rhea-Lyons Swimming Pool is located in the back of Williams Gymnasium on the Lees-McRae College campus.

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Blaine Hansen  |  Vice President of Strategic Planning and Effectiveness
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