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Farmington Pumpkin Splash

How has this idea enhanced your club's operation, etc.?

Determined to give Farmington families a memorable Halloween event, we warmed up our pool, filled it with pumpkins, and invited members to participate in our very first Pumpkin Splash! Social distancing measures were in place as families arrived at the pool to assigned tables and then went swimming to select their pumpkin. Carving kits, along with light snacks and beverages, were provided at each table for families to carve jack-o’-lanterns. Halloween movies played on a big screen and the pool area was decorated in a festive theme complete with an inflatable castle at the pool entrance.

How was this idea implemented and what have been the club members' reactions?

With staff and lifeguards present, two seatings were provided with the younger aged children filling the first session. A 30-minute buffer between seatings allowed for sanitization, clean up, and reset. Our members and their children had a wonderful time, evident by their in-the-moment smiles, laughter, cheers, and their enthusiastic feedback.

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Joe Krenn

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