Rec center ‘shutdown week’ is underway; kids’ swim lessons to begin May 18

RecCenter_SquareMonday, May 11, marked the beginning of the seventh annual Shut-Down Week for the Marshall Recreation Center. The facility will reopen Monday, May 18.

Shut-Down Week is when the entire Recreation Center staff will be cleaning and renovating the facility. Staff members will be working as a team to complete the duties assigned to them.

Some duties include deep cleaning of equipment and the climbing wall, pool maintenance and repair, and locker room cleaning and maintenance. Some renovations will occur, including the addition of a new room that will accommodate the babysitting program, camps, birthday parties and meetings.

Also,  the Rec  Center is offering swim lessons for children of all ages this summer.  Six-week long sessions will begin May 18 and  run through June 28 for the first session. An additional session will run from July 6 through Aug. 16.

All classes are taught in the Recreation Center indoor pool. The cost for the classes is $30 for Recreation Center members and $45 for non-members. There will be an option to receive Early Bird pricing for the second summer session. Signing up by June 28 will save participants $5 for the session.

In addition to the regularly scheduled classes, two new Parent/Tot class times have been added at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information about swim lessons or to register,  call ext.6-4732, visit or contact Dan Belcher, Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations, at ext.6-4651 or by e-mail at