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Glenwood Aquatic Center opens for first full season of swimming

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Facility will be open daily from 1-8 p.m.

By Joe Foreman, Editor

The summer-like temperatures moved in last week just in time for the start of the first full season of swimming at the Glenwood Aquatic Center.

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The facility will be open daily from 1-8 p.m. until the start of the 2017-18 school year in late August.
Daily admission rates are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for students age 22 or younger. There is no charge for children age 4 and younger.

Season passes are $80 for a single person or $170 for a family (up to six immediate family members). There is an additional charge of $10 per person for each immediate family member over six.

The aquatic center is available for after-hours semi-private and private party rentals.

The rate for a semi-private rental (facility remains open to the public) is $115 for 1-15 people and $150 for 16-25 people.

Private party rental rates are $200 for 1-25 people, $250 for 26-50 people and $300 for 50-plus people. Private party rental is from 8-9:30 p.m. A late fee of $100 will be charged if the party goes past 9:30.

The $5 million aquatic center, owned by the city and managed by the Mills County YMCA, opened last July - giving the Glenwood community its first outdoor swimming facility in a dozen years.

An average of 250-300 people came to the aquatic center on a daily basis last summer. Popular features include a splash bucket, lily pad walk, diving boards, volleyball net and basketball hoop.