Cooking in Kenaston Cookbook - $20
Now available at the Coop and the Library
Makes a great gift for friends of the Kenaston Community.
Revenue will go to the Library and Pool renovation projects.
Pool Update - May 2016
Starting Monday May 30th until the pool opens in June (ate to be announced soon) you can call the pool registering for Red Cross swimming lessons. Lessons will run for one 6 day week Monday to Saturday, as we were finding that many found it hard to commit to two weeks of swimming lessons during the busy summer months.
June 13-18 (4-7pm), July 4-9, July 18-23, August 8-13 and August 15- 20 (9am-1pm). Private and adult lessons are also available! Please contact the staff to set up a time that works for you!
Exact lesson times will be confirmed once all registrations have been received. Please call 306-252-2216 from 1-4pm to register until the pool opens, then during public swim hours.
Public Swim hours, aqua-cise times, swimming and lesson fees, and other important info will be posted soon! Also watch the Swimming Pool FB Page.
The pool is excited to host field trips, Physical Education classes, private parties, birthday parties, family reunions and other special celebrations and occasions. BBQ is available during rentals.
The pool is a great facility for physical activity as well as an enjoyable and safe place to cool off from the hot summer sun. It is a place to socialize, make new friends and participate in activities as a family.? Over the summer months our staff members continue to organize fun days, mom and tot events, parties for children and even midnight swims.
The pool opens for the season at the end of June and closes at the end of August. Life Guard on duty.
Swimming lessons start mid July for ages 3 years and up. Three sets of certified swimming instruction is offered. Schedule to be posted in June.
We offer swimming lessons to all ages and abilities. Private adult lessons are offered for those that need help learning to swim or just want to improve their skills.?
There is a pathway from campground to the pool.
Swimming is a very valuable and lifesaving skill. The Kenaston Pool has something for everyone.
In 1964 the newly formed Kenaston Lion?s Club (1961) proposed that a swimming pool be built in Kenaston. One of the primary advocates for a village pool was Pete George who offered the usage of the George dam for swimming lessons in 1963 and 1964.?
The cost of the original pool was estimated at $18,000.? The Lions Club raised $11,000 and along with government grants the project was completed.? The first pool opened in 1965 and was well used by the community, becoming the summer hang-out of choice for many of the youth.
After twenty years of service, it became evident that a new and larger pool was needed due to ongoing leaks and water line issues; the cost was estimated at $180,000.? Again the Lions Club initiated the fund-raising; government grants along with donations from local business, Parks and Rec, community members and community organizations the funds were raised. The new and existing 25 by 10 meter pool was opened in 1986; amenities include a diving board and artificial turf in the seating area.?
In 1991 the pool was improved with the addition of new changing rooms and a roof at the cost of $320,000. The main motivation for the roof was to protect the children on colds days and to increase their desire to take lessons. The roof allowed both children and adults to enjoy a longer pool season and has helped lessen some of the maintenance and cleaning requirements.
The Kenaston Swimming Pool is a wonderful asset to the community and currently offers activities for people of all ages including swimming lessons, aquacize and public swimming from June to late August.?
From its inception the pool has given Kenaston families swimming skills; confidence and self-esteem when vacationing near water, and all the physical benefits that water activities provide.? The board and staff encourage everyone to get involved in pool activities.