Story by: Lucas VanceContributor

Fairfield County Parks and Recreation is proud to announce its acquirement of the Fortune Springs Park Pool. The pool is located at 451 Fortune Springs Drive in Winnsboro and will open on Tuesday June 11th. In addition to public swim times, swim lessons and a Senior Swim time will be provided. The pool will be closed on Mondays for maintenance. Public swim times will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Swim lessons will be provided for ages 5 and older Monday through Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at a cost of $40 per individual on the following dates: June 17-June 27, July 8-July 18 and July 22-Aug 1. FREE lessons will be provided for rising 3rd graders on those same dates from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Registration for swim lessons is now open. Participants may register for a swim lesson session at the Winnsboro Recreation Center Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or at the pool beginning June 11. Session times may be combined depending upon participation.

Senior Swim times will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fairfield County lifelong resident Carolyn Walters has been hired as the pool manager. Walters taught physical education for 38 years. I’m excited to work with energetic staff and be part of the Fairfield County Parks and Recreation team,” she said. Director Russell Price is proud to have Walters heading up the pool staff.

“We are fortunate to have her and look forward to her fresh ideas,” Price stated.

Children 16 years and under MUST be accompanied by an adult and children 5 years and under MUST be accompanied in the water by an adult. Children under 48” tall that cannot swim will be required to wear a life jacket and swim in a designated area.

Public swimming fees will be required as follows: $3 per person daily fee, $40 per person/$85 family of 5 for a mid-season pass, $75 per person for individual season pass, $75 family of 5 weekly pass and $150 family of 5 season pass.

For more information please call 803-635-9114.