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Viewfinder: Dogwood Pool Opens

North Canton's Dogwood Pool opened this week. We went to see who showed up to beat the heat!

North Canton opens Dogwood Pool every year on the day following Memorial Day. The pool has swimming areas ranging from 3-5 feet deep in the main area and is as deep as 12 feet in the diving board area. The pool is one of the few pools left with a 3-meter-high diving board, and it's pretty popular with swimmers. There's also a 1-meter board, tube water slides and a water spray park for kids.  

The pool has daily and season passes with discounts for residents of North Canton. It's open until late August from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Swimmers of all ages use the pool, especially around the July 4 weekend. More than 1,000 people came last July 4, which was close to the all-time record for the pool.

Many lifeguards keep an eye on the swimmers at all times. There's a 15-minute break for kids once an hour, during which adults can still swim. Lifeguards will close the pool in cases of inclement weather for one half hour at a time until it is safe to swim.  

Lessons are available for swimmers of different skill levels. They begin June 13 and last for four weeks. You can find more information about lessons at the pool site.

Holly Pierpont June 02, 2011 at 02:43 PM
I spy Chris Thomas, NC BOE member jumping in! Very brave!
Morgan Day June 02, 2011 at 02:45 PM
Awesome, Holly! I took the contest off Facebook now that you've got it. Send me an email with the best way to get your water bottle to you — maybe at the next BOE meeting or through the mail?
Morgan Day June 02, 2011 at 03:19 PM
Morgan.Day@patch.com

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