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Free summer swim sessions start May 28 at Campbell County Recreation Center

(Campbell County Parks & Recreation Facebook photo)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Free open swim sessons are returning to Gillette, thanks to a partnership between city officials and the Campbell County Recreation Center.

Beginning May 28, the summer sessons will be offered at the rec center while the city pool is closed for construction. The sessons will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, the city said.

Pool patrons will be asked to sign in at the front desk, but there will be no charge for attending these sessions.

Other designated open swim sessions are available only to pass holders or paying customers.

The Campbell County Recreation Center Pool is located at 250 Shoshone Ave.

The free swim sessions agreement has been in place since June 2022, when the city first secured the option for residents shortly after the city pool closed for reconstruction. Completion of a new pool, however, was delayed early last year when the council voted to reject the only bid to come in for the project. 

The city will pay the county $40,000 to give residents access to the swim sessions at the Campbell County Recreation Center through August.

For more information on Campbell County Parks and Recreation facilities and programs, call 307-682-8527 or visit www.ccprd.com.