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City of Reno opens Traner Pool on Monday

Published: Jul. 12, 2020 at 5:27 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -The city of Reno opened Traner Pool to the public on Monday, July 13, 2020.

The outdoor pool at 1600 Carville Drive will be open daily with 90-minute swim sessions at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Each session will have a 50-participant limit, first come first served.

“We’re really really excited, especially for the kids and families here in the community,” Oscar Delgado, Reno City Councilman, Ward 3 said, “Thank you to the staff and to the city for all the hard work that they put in; this is something we’re taking this day by day.”

Swimmers must properly social distance and wearing face coverings while in line and when walking through the building. Face coverings are required for people age 10 and older. There is a limited supply of face coverings donated to the pool.

No chairs will be provided. Swimmers need to bring their own chairs. Pool employees will also take everyone’s temperature upon arrival.

Delgado added, “The safety for the community and the kids and everyone else is first and foremost and that’s what is appreciated about it.”

Swimmers are asked to bring their own personal bags for belongings and to not use the lockers to change.

Towels and other personal belongings should be kept outside of the building. Restrooms will be available, and staff will clean and disinfect them between sessions.

Nancy Lopez lives near Traner Pool and has three sons who love to swim. She says the pool’s new guidelines are necessary, adding, “”I appreciate them putting in the effort into sanitation and the limit and no chairs.”

Between each swim session, lifeguards are thoroughly cleaning all high-touch areas. Pool employees say the Splash Pad and locker rooms are closed to help slow the spread.

“Come knowing that there’s guidelines in place, come knowing that the lifeguards gonna ask you to make sure you follow those guidelines or you’ll be asked to leave, but again, come respectfully,” Delgado said.

Cost: $2 for children ages 2 to 5 and for people 60 or older; $2.75 for ages 6 to 17; $4 for ages 18 to 59.

Lopez added, “The kids can come out here and really enjoy the summer because they’re stuck indoors and can’t play with other kids, so this is a nice little getaway for the family.”

If you’re waiting in line and unable to get in due to capacity limitations, staff will give you a “front-of-the-line” pass to use for the next session.

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