Shenandoah city pool use down overall in 2020 amid COVID-19 restrictions, report says

Shenandoah City Council met and received a pool report Oct. 14. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Shenandoah City Council met and received a pool report Oct. 14. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Shenandoah City Council met and received a pool report Oct. 14. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Shenandoah City Council received an annual city pool report with the season coming to a close that indicated a total of 7,392 guests signed in through May to September.

While the numbers are around 1,300 lower compared to 2019, the report indicated there were more guests that attended in August compared to the past four years with a total of 1,352.

"This year has been very different," Pool Director Woody Crosby said. "Our pool staff has been working around a three-ring circus of equipment, health mandates and an avalanche of weekend phone calls."

Shenandoah Mayor Ritch Wheeler applauded the efforts made by pool staff to keep the facility operating throughout the summer season.

"You do a great job every year," Wheeler said. "This year has been particularly difficult, and you pulled off being able to keep us open and keep our kids swimming."


State mandates due to coronavirus limited area pools' operating capacities to 25% initially, which impacted the total number of guests who could attend at any given time.
By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.