AN early taste of summer weather has resulted in a decision to open the outdoor swimming pools at the Portland Leisure and Aquatic Centre two days earlier than expected.
The centre’s operator, the Portland YMCA, made a decision late Wednesday to open the outdoor pools with the mercury expected to soar to 37 degrees in the city yesterday.
The outdoor area will be open until 4pm today before the “official opening” for the summer season starts tomorrow.
YMCA executive officer Anita Rank said the opening of the outdoor pools was extremely popular.
“Early morning lap swimmers are one group of people that really look forward to this time of the year,” she said.
The outdoor pools will be open Monday to Friday 6am to 8pm; Saturday 8am to 6pm; and Sunday 10am to 6pm.