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Successful numbers this summer at the YMCA Pool in Natchez
from Staff Reports - NEWS
September 5, 2018 -

Attendance at Natchez-Adams County’s newly opened public pool peaked at about 50 people per day this summer but has dwindled to a just a small handful as school begins, management reduces pool hours and hot weather turns cool in the coming weeks.

Opening in June, the pool by Liberty Road had about 920 daily passes sold that month with an average daily attendance of 50, according to Alice Agner, who manages the city/county-owned pool operated by the YMCA. It fell to about 740 passes in July with 34 per day. Attendance further fell in August to 120 pool passes for the month with an average of seven per day.

The pool in recent weeks has been open daily for public swimming a couple of early-morning hours and a couple of afternoon hours until 7 p.m. most days. Agner said those hours will be further limited as summer ends. The pool is not heated or covered.

Agner has been giving the Natchez Board of Aldermen and Adams County Board of Supervisors periodic reports this summer about the number of people using the new pool. The two boards joined last year to come up with the money for the aquatic center’s construction. The pool costs about $838,000 to build. An adjacent structure for concessions and restrooms was priced at about $500,000.

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