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Pool Set to Open

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It has been more than a year since the Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre (SVCUAC) closed its
doors to the public. Between COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and the major repairs that needed to be done to the facility, Swan Valley’s only indoor public pool has been closed since March 17 of last year.
Local swimmers will soon be able to dip into the cool waters of the SVCUAC, as the Town of Swan River eyes up an opening date.
“With the changing Public Health Orders, it is tough to determine a concrete date for re-opening but we plan to reopen as soon as health orders allow,” said Recreation Operations Coordinator Brendan
Fedorchuk.
“The current Public Health Orders do not allow indoor pools to open. The rules set in place provide a challenge to open and operate the facility, but currently we are working with public health in order to develop an approved re-open plan. Additional training and first aid protocols have been put in place to
ensure staff and public safety. Additional rules and capacity limits will have to be maintained as per Public Health Orders.
“When the Public Health Orders that allow us to re-open are released, we will modify and adapt our current reopen plan based on the rules set by the Province,” Fedorchuk continued. “When details
regarding the re-opening of indoor recreation facilities emerge, information regarding the SVCUAC 
re-opening will be posted on the Town of Swan River Recreation Facebook page as well as the
Town website.”
The Town of Swan River website is swanrivermanitoba. ca. 
Fedorchuk also noted that specific details are still being worked out on what the rules within a re-opening plan would look like, based on guidance from Manitoba Health, the Lifesaving Society and other aquatic
facilities. 
“The more prominent changes that will take place will be pre-registration for all activities, encouraging 
members of the public to come to the facility ready to swim, capacity limits, a modified program delivery, maintaining distances, wearing a mask in the facility excluding the pool and limiting spectators,” he
said. 
“With all this in mind, we are very excited to reopen the SVCUAC. How the pool operates may look different, however our goal is to offer activities that involved all members of our community. 
The last year has been very challenging and we hope to get everyone enjoying their favourite activities at our Aquatic Centre once again.”

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Jeremy Bergen
REPORTER
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