Open Pools Highlight Summer's Dawn

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COLUMBIA - Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the beginning of the summer season, as local pools open their doors to swimmers. Wilson's Beach and Tennis Club officially opened Saturday and expected large crowds over the holiday. With students off school Monday, the pool hosted hundreds of swimmers and families.

Dawn Stephens of Wilson's Fitness said the pool offers child swim lessons and competitive swimming, as well as poolside exercise classes for adults.

Columbia public pools are also open for the summer. For a list of locations and pool hours, see the Columbia City website.