Local recreation swimmers of all levels can now find more programming at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (PCCC).
On Monday (Aug. 29), the city announced the leisure pool's hours were extended to make the facility more readily available for all residents looking to get some laps or relax their muscles in the hot tubs.
According to a release, the PCCC leisure pool (2150 Wilson Ave.) is now open seven days a week under the following operating hours:
- Monday to Friday = 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturdays and Sundays = 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Lessons = 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
More lanes have been added in the main pool to allow more swimmers to conduct their own personal sessions, the city said.
As well, more public swim times and evening aqua fit classes are also available in an effort to accommodate everyone's schedule.
Port Coquitlam spokesperson Ximena Ibacache said the city has worked year-round to ensure staffing stays adequate for all pools — indoor and outdoor.
And it continues to recruit Aquatic Leaders despite a North America-wide shortage on lifeguards.
"For the first time since reopening last fall, the PCCC Leisure Pool is now in a position to fully open mirroring the operating hours of the facility and other supporting amenities.
"The city's aquatics staff perform important work every day, teaching Port Coquitlam residents and the general public to swim and keeping swimming safe at city pools."
The PCCC's pool area includes swimming lanes, a large hot tub, a lazy river, an accessible sloped entry, play features for kids, accessible changerooms, lounge space, a steam room and sauna.
For more information, you can visit the City of Port Coquitlam's website.