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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The city of Albany doesn't plan to open up Carver pool this summer, but kids will still have a pool available to them. It costs more than $100,000 for the city to operate Carver pool on South McKinley for just 13 weeks during the summer. So the city doesn't want to open it this year. Instead, they've worked out of deal with the boys and Girls club to allow kids who would normally swim at Carver to use that facility.

Recreation Director Suzanne Davis said, "They've offered us free swimming lessons as well as swimming in their facility for each of our facilities, not just the Carver pool or Carver Sports complex, so all of our gyms and centers that have summer programs will also be included and we'd be able to transport from that site to the Boys and Girls club pool."

The Carver recreation center, which is right next to the pool will be open throughout the summer. And this year, there will be a new youth sports camp for that site in June and July. The summer lunch program will also continue. You can find out how to register by calling the Recreation department at 430-5222.

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