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Southwest Pool Reopening with Limited Capacity

Southwest Pool will open beginning Monday, May 11, 2020, in a limited capacity for fitness lap swimming only. The City of Largo is committed to offering a safe environment for our patrons and staff. As swimmers return, operational precautions will be taken based on the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and incorporate social distancing. To preserve the health and safety of our community, the Southwest Pool will open with the following guidelines:

  • The hours of operation will be Monday-Friday 7a-2p until further notice.

  • Patrons may call ahead and book a lane over the phone during the predetermined swim times.

  • Walk-ins will be allowed when open lanes are available during predetermined swim times.

  • Swimmers will be allotted a 45 minute swim time.

  • One swimmer per lane, unless living in the same household (max two per lane).

  • The facility will provide no equipment (kick-boards, swim buoys, noodles, barbells, or waist floats). Patrons may bring their own equipment for use. 

  • Pool furniture will be removed from the deck to avoid common shared spaces.

  • Locker rooms will be available, with recommended social distancing required. Every other shower will be made available to maintain the proper 6-foot distance between individuals. Patrons will be asked to limit their changing time to 10 minutes to ensure the bathrooms can be cleaned before the next group of swimmers are coming into the facility.

  • Swimmers will be assigned lanes with special accommodations considered (depth, accessibility, etc).

    • Swimmers in even lanes will enter/exit their assigned lane on the recreation side of the pool.

    • Swimmers with odd lanes will enter/exit their assigned lane on the north (ball fields) side of the pool.

  • Staff will sanitize ladder rails, counters, and bathrooms every hour.

  • A deep cleanse of the facility will take place every evening.

  • Staff will not physically handle Recreation Membership Card or assist in credit card payments.

    • Patrons will need to scan their Recreation Membership Card on the scanner and enter and exit their credit card information into the machine if they are paying with a card.

Southwest Recreation looks forward to welcoming back our loyal swimmers. Southwest Pool is located at 13120 Vonn Rd. Reserve your lane starting May 11 by calling (727)518-3126.