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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Warm temperatures bring summer goers

  • Warm temperatures bring summer goers
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  • Wednesday marked the warmest day for pool season, yet this year as temperatures rose into the mid 90s after temperatures struggled to get into the 80s for much of late Spring. The Lion's Park Aquatic Center, located near 11th Street was packed with children and grownups alike wanting to cool off in the water.  
    "After an extremely slow start, our attendance is on the rise.  Our attendance from May 25 through June 11, was 2,831.  Our highest attendance so far was on the June 11, at 548," Boonville Parks Director Gary Nauman said.
    The warm temperatures were a welcome sign to employees of the center.
    "It is nice to have a lot of people here," Lion's Park Aquatic Center cashier Ashton Doza said.
    She said Wednesday was probably one of the busiest days she has seen thus far.
    Avid 11 year old swimmer Logan Root said she visits the center every day.
    "I love going off the diving board," Root said.
    Root said if Boonville did not have the center she would have to travel to Pilot Grove and swim in their swimming pool.
    The center will add some new offerings catered toward adults.
     "We did an informal survey during the winter and as a result will begin having adult only swimming from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday.  Adults only will be anyone over 16 who wants to come to the Aquatic Center and swim.  We will set up lap lanes and keep one diving board open," Nauman added.

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