The Salem Public Swimming Pool will open for parties Sunday, June 1, and open to the public Monday, June 2, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.


For the second year, WSLM RADIO will be kicking off Summer with a Free Swim Party on Saturday, June 21 from 6-8 p.m. This is part of the station’s 97 DAYS OF SUMMER promotion. The free swim is open to the first 200 who arrive. There will be snacks and drinks available while supplies last.


“We had a great time last year and people really loved coming out for this event,” said Becky White, WSLM Owner and General Manager. “We played music, signed people up for prizes and had an awesome evening. We played games with the kids and fed everyone with pizza from local merchants.”

More details will be available in June.

Due to inclement weather this winter, summer dismissal for area schools is later and as a result later opening of the pool, according to Salem Park and Rec Director Denise Newkirk.

Hours will be Monday through Saturday from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays for scheduled parties only from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Evening parties can also be scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. You may call the Park and Rec. Office to schedule, 883-2895 after June 1. Parties are $55 for one hour and $80 for two hours.

Pool hours during the Washington County Fair will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Two sessions of swim lessons are planned, June 9 to June 20 and July 7 to July 18. Lessons are held in the mornings Monday through Friday. A child must be able to stand unassisted in three feet of water in order to take the lessons. You may call the Park and Recreation Department Office for more information, 883-2895 and 883-6263 after June 1 to schedule.

Daily admission for the pool is $1 for pre-schoolers and $2 for all others. Babies not yet toilet trained must wear swimming diapers in the baby pool. Refreshments are available in the snack stand.