Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

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August 23, 2012

A new era for splash time

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — It's not only a new era in swimming for Pauls Valley but also a time for a manager to oversee the existing pool and the one on the way.

With construction now underway for a brand new outdoor aquatic facility, PV city officials are on the hunt for someone to manage that facility when done and the longtime Bosa indoor pool.

Managing the indoor facility for the past few years has been Chris Griffith.

Recently he left the post to take a new job with an indoor water park in Clinton. That means a replacement must be found for essentially a new position that will oversee both pool facilities.

“It was good for him career wise,” said PV Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Samford, referring to Griffith. “He left things in an ordered manner.”

Now Samford, the manager of the Bosa pool before Griffith's arrival, steps in to fill the void on a temporary basis as the effort moves forward to find a more permanent replacement.

“We're working to locate a new aquatics manager,” Samford said.

“We will continue to take applications until the position is filled,” she said, adding the person ultimately chosen for the job must have good aquatics skills, experience in lifeguarding and be able to manage summer swim lessons.

“Whoever we select needs to be ready to do both facilities — the Bosa and what's going on at the outdoor facility here.”

Plans are for the new outdoor facility to be open for business at the start of next summer. It will operate as part of the Reynolds Recreation Center in Wacker Park.

Another part of that planning will be to get enough qualified lifeguards for both pools.

According to Samford, that means a number of lifeguard certification classes will be needed before the new facility opens.

“It will double if not triple our need for lifeguard staff,” she said about the new aquatic facility, which will include a large swimming pool, a lazy river ride, water slides, a bowl slide and a lap and dive pool.

Samford reminds the public that business continues as usual at the Bosa pool located next to Pauls Valley High School.

The new open swim hours for the public are from 1 to 5 p.m. each Saturday.

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week there are a number of morning exercises, including lap swim (5:45 to 8 a.m.), water walking (5:45 to 11 a.m.) and one-hour water fitness classes stretched out from 6 to 11 a.m.

On those same days an arthritis class will be offered from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. starting Sept. 3. It will continue through next May.

Evening hours for workouts and lap swims on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday are from 4 to 7 p.m.

Call the Bosa pool at 405-238-1238 for more information.

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