Kinsmen Club sponsors free family swim at outdoor pools all summer

Medicine Hat – To celebrate the start of summer, the Kinsmen Club of Medicine Hat is sponsoring free family swims at Hill Pool and Strathcona Pool through until the end of the summer swim season.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with the Kinsmen Club on such a fun summer activity that everyone can enjoy,” said Michele Josey, Manager of Community Connections with the City of Medicine Hat. “We have a long-standing relationship with the Kinsmen Club, who have been offering free family activities, including free family skating, in our community since 1984.”

“The Kinsmen Club of Medicine Hat are once again excited to be able to sponsor free family swimming in Medicine Hat at all outdoor pools this summer, a tradition spanning 38 years,” said Cameron Kemp, Past President of the Kinsmen Club. “We are proud of our legacy, which is to serve our community’s greatest need and we believe that providing free family swimming in Medicine Hat throughout the summer does just that.”

“We want to thank the Kinsmen Club for their continued support of aquatics and swimming in our community,” said Scott Richter, Interim Recreation & Leisure Manager for the Parks & Recreation Department. “The community values the indoor and outdoor pools we have and with this sponsorship more people can take advantage of our great facilities.”

The free family swim applies to all public swim times. This does not include lane swimming or swimming lessons. Family swim times for Hill Pool and Strathcona Pool are now available online. Hill Pool will be open on Canada Day from 1:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“We understand the popularity of our outdoor pools, especially on a hot summer day,” Josey added. “With that in mind, we do ask for some patience as availability will be dependent on capacity at each pool. This will help staff ensure the safety of all patrons.”

Please note that all children under eight (8) years of age must be accompanied in the water by a person 16 years of age or older.

View our outdoor pool schedule for more information on additional programs.

Learn more about our pools and spray parks.

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