Wausau adds free swim days to pools

The Wausau pools will be free on Sundays from Jul. 8 through Aug. 5.

The Wausau Parks and Recreation Committee made the decision Monday evening. The three pools, Kaiser, Memorial and Schulenburg will switch off which Sunday they are free. Several other free dates have been thrown in as well.

The committee made the decision after a local resident brought them the idea. Phil Salamone was hoping that the city would decide to make every day free and was disappointed the committee only choosing Sundays.

"I go to the pools a lot with my granddaughters and I see the kids there and how much fun they have, I’d just like to see all the kids enjoy it as much as they do," said Salamone.

Officials said that the three pools combine to make about $500 on a Sunday. They hope that people come forward to sponsor the free days to offset the money they will be losing.

Free swim dates:

Kaiser Pool: Jul. 8, Jul. 11, Jul. 29 and Aug. 17.

Memorial Pool: Jul. 15, Aug. 5 and Aug. 10.

Schulenburg Pool: Jul. 22 and Aug. 10.



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