Swim clubs may be the haven Delaware Countians seek this year to save summer, writes Erin McCarthy for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
At St. Albans Swim and Tennis Club in Newtown Square, there’s a waiting list for the first time in a decade.
“There’s a lot less going on than there is traditionally in most summers,” said swim club President Josh Kohn, “and there’s other situations where people aren’t comfortable or can’t afford to go on vacation this summer.”
At suburban swim clubs, safety measures will keep the pools and the grounds sanitized and limit crowds from gathering in and out of the pool. Masks are required for staff and members , except lifeguards.
Rose Tree Woods Swim Club in Broomall has a senior hour each morning for older people and other high-risk people.
Jim Leitz, president of Aronimink Swim Club in Drexel Hill, said his pool is starting with strict rules and then slowly easing them, if cases don’t rise.
“We’re just trying to make it fun for people in the summer and make it a safe haven,” Leitz said. “We don’t want to make Aronimink Swim Club a hotbed in Drexel Hill.”
Read more about the swim club re-openings here.
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