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Surrey reopens indoor pool after COVID-19 closure

The Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex indoor pool reopened on Tuesday to the public and aquatic sports teams. (Courtesy City of Surrey)
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The Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex indoor pool reopened on Tuesday to the public and aquatic sports teams

The indoor pool will have designated times for lane and leisure swimming

Other indoor pools in Surrey are to reopen after the leisure complex pool

SURREY (NEWS 1130) — People in Surrey can once again access the indoor pool at a city leisure complex.

The Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex indoor pool reopened on Tuesday to the public and aquatic sports teams, with some restrictions still. It closed, along with all recreation facilities in Surrey, in March due to COVID-19.

The indoor pool will have designated times for lane and leisure swimming, with modified access to amenities, such as diving boards and the hot tub. Swim lessons and aquafit classes will be introduced in coming weeks.

“We know how important pools are to the community for those who rely on them for exercise, aquatic sport, and therapeutic reasons, and we are thrilled to be in a position to safely open this pool again,” Mayor Doug McCallum says.

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“It is our collective efforts in following the public health guidelines that have allowed us to safely open this facility, so it is important we stay the course as we continue to move forward and open all of our pools for the community to enjoy.”

Other indoor pools in Surrey are to reopen after the leisure complex pool.

“We’re taking the same cautious approach to opening the indoor pools as with all our recreation facilities; open gradually and carefully,” says Coun. Laurie Guerra, who’s on the parks committee.

The Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex pool was selected to open first due to its central location and capacity. All activities require pre-registration, either online at surrey.ca/register or by phone at 604-501-5100. In-person registrations are not available at this time.