It has been an extremely long few months for Dauphin Rec Services, but things continue to be headed in the right direction. Under current Public Health orders, pools are able to re-open and the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre has done just that.

The pool is officially back open as of Wednesday morning. While the pool is open, Dauphin Rec is asking everyone who wants to swim to pre-register by calling 622-3150. 

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Tamara Kolida says it's a great feeling that the pool is back open after being shut since November.

"People are so excited. All of our normal users are back and we've heard nothing but great things this morning," said Kolida. "Everyone is just excited to be back in the pool. Even if it's just a little sliver, we're excited we can offer a few programs."

If you can get a group together, you can also book the entire pool for just $125 per hour. You can have a group of up to 10 and each swimmer is allowed, one spectator. This upcoming weekend is already full of private bookings.

And while Dauphin Rec is extremely excited that the pool and Credit Union Place are open to the general public once again, they do have a lot of catching up to do.

Kolida says the past few months have been extremely tough financially.

"No curling, limited hockey, no swimming, we had nothing coming in," ended Kolida. "We're in a situation right now where we need things to pick back up."