Mangano Announces Summer Pool Openings And Swim Lesson Registration

County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that four of Nassau County’s outdoor swimming pools will open for the 2012 season on Monday, June 25th. Pool locations to open on the 25th of June include: Christopher Morley Park, Cantiague Park, North Woodmere Park, and Wantagh Park. The fifth County pool located at Nickerson Beach, will open June 16th.

“Nassau County’s pools offer residents and visitors each year a great way to cool down during the hot summer months,” said County Executive Mangano. “Bring the family out for some safe summer fun in the sun.”

The County’s pool complexes include three comprehensive “water theme” facilities at Cantiague Park in Hicksville, North Woodmere Park and Wantagh Park. The water theme parks incorporate Olympic-size swimming pools, diving pools, “kiddie” pools, interactive water-play areas and water slides. The large swimming complex at Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn-North Hills includes an Olympic-size pool, diving tank with boards, and a kiddie pool. Nickerson Beach Park in Lido, a 121-acre oceanfront park, is comprised of two small pools as well as kiddie pools. All County pools are open daily through Labor Day, and include various conveniences, such as lockers, dressing areas, showers, concession stands, lounge and deck chairs, and sun shelters.

Additionally, swimming lessons are offered at four County parks and are available for both children and adults. There are four, two week sessions at each park and cost $55 per session. Swimming lesson run Monday through Friday, during the designated class times. Registration is as follows:

June 4th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. North Woodmere
June 5th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wantagh Park
June 6th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cantiague Park
June 7th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Christopher Morley

In addition, there are swim meets for recreational swim teams at Christopher Morley and Wantagh Parks, a NuFinn swim team at Cantiague Park, and a boy’s only camp held Tuesdays and Thursdays at North Woodmere Park.

For additional information concerning activities at Nassau County pools, call (516) 572-0508.