Bennington Senior and Community News, May - June 2022

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SeniorMay&– June Community News 2022 COMMUNITY RESOURCES Bennington Town Clerk/Town Offices (802) 442-1037 Bennington Recreation Center (802) 442-1053 Meals on Wheels of Bennington County (802) 442-8012 VNA & Hospice (Bennington Home Health) (802) 442-5502 Bennington Project Independence (802) 442-8136

To our Senior Community…

It is the mission of the Bennington Senior Center to engage persons 50+ in the lifelong learning process; promoting their physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing by providing social, recreational, creative and cultural programs enabling active participation in the center and community. Program costs are founded on a not-for-profit basis.

From the Director’s Desk: Getting back into the swing… I have been having some trouble with my phones. I cannot currently access voicemail; if you call and leave a message, I will not get it. Please try again at a later time or date. Although mask mandates have been lifted, COVID-19 variants are still around. Stay vigilant and use common sense strategies (wash those hands!). Luckily, this means that theatres and travel opportunities are opening up. If there is a specific place you would like to visit, or if there is a class or activity you would like to see at the Senior Center, please email

me or put your idea in the suggestion box located at the reception window. Get outside, enjoy some fresh air, plant some flowers or veggies, take a walk, drink an extra glass of water, and above all – stay healthy! Stay well, Carrie Fabricius - Program Director CONTACT INFO: Bennington Senior Center 124 Pleasant St., Suite 3 Bennington, VT 05201 Phone 442-1052 or 802-447-9714

Bennington Rutland Opportunity Council (BROC) (802) 447-7515 Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (802 )442-5436 Retired Senior Volunteer Project (RSVP) (802) 447-1545 Social Security Administration (Rutland office) (866) 690-1944 Green Mountain Community Network (802) 447-0477 Support And Services at Home (SASH) (802) 442-9920

HOUSING Bennington Housing Authority (802) 442-8000 Shires Housing (802) 442-8139 THM (office in Manchester) (802) 362-4663

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A Likely New Home for the Senior Center

The Town Select Board voted on March 28 to approve the use of ARPA funds for staff to pursue the idea of renovating the newer side of Ben-Hi (auditorium, classrooms, and cafeteria kitchen) to be used as a new space for the Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, and Council on Aging programs. The initial steps include gaining site control of the building through a lease-to-purchase arrangement and proceeding with environmental testing to ensure that there are no underlying environmental or structural issues that could prevent the project from moving forward. The town is able to step away from the lease-to-purchase agreement for the next eighteen months if a problem is discovered as part of the town doing this due diligence. A number of questions and concerns have been raised about the proposed move. This article addresses those we have heard so far but the town plans on keeping Seniors involved throughout the process with regular meetings at the Senior Center (next one will be June 1, 10:00 am). The Ben-Hi building can accommodate twice the space of the current Senior Center and Meals on Wheels building. Renovations will include a new commercial kitchen for Meals on Wheels, a lounge and activity rooms for seniors, as well as storage

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and office spaces. If the Senior Center does move, all members would be able to continue attending the free programs that they do now. In addition, the YMCA will be offering senior focused fitness classes at BenHi, but no one will be required to attend. Environmental issues and air quality concerns in the Ben-Hi building will be looked at from the very start. A completely new HVAC system will be installed as part of the project and would meet all current air quality standards. The SVSU had to maintain high standards for environmental quality while the junior high was still operating in the site, and remediation projects have already been done to remove asbestos and

old fuel tanks. A thorough environmental review will be part of the design and construction process for both community spaces and housing at Ben-Hi. Green Mountain Community Network buses will be adding regular stops from the current Senior Center to the new Senior Center and Meals on Wheels location at Ben-Hi. According to GMCN Executive Director Terence White, it looks like the bus would be able to stop at half hour intervals. The Town would pay to renovate the old cafeteria kitchen and auditorium at Ben-Hi to create a brandnew commercial kitchen and dining space for Meals on Wheels. This will give Meals on Wheels twice the kitchen and storage space and a large dining area to replace the cramped conditions they currently have at the Senior Center building. They will still pay a modest rent to the Town like they do for their current space. Keep your questions and concerns coming as we think about meeting the needs of our communities seniors for the generations to come! You can reach out anytime to the town Communications Coordinator Jonah Spivak via email ( or by phone 802-445-1335 and we will continue to share concerns and questions with the public as a whole for feedback and comments.

Weekly Programs at the Senior Center

Painting Group: This informal group meets Mondays & Fridays, but painters are welcome to work on their own at any time. The group works from photographs, calendar art, and old masters. Bring your own painting materials; group size limited to 8-10 participants. Come when you can, receive hints from each other, and enjoy some good conversation! 9am - Noon No Fee Leslie Sansone Walking: These walking exercises are fun and easy! 1 - 3 mile aerobic walking video. The class is great for those in need of light to moderate movement and great fun with friends. The class is tailored to the needs/ wants of the group each day. 9:00 am. No Fee Ukulele: Strum along with others at this gathering of musically minded folks. Beginners to seasoned players, group also plays at community functions. Call instructor for more information. 11:00 am Instructor: Henry Simpatico (802) 379-6043 No Fee Cards & Games: Group decides the game. It may be cards, board games, Yahtzee…. the

possibilities are nearly endless! 1:00 pm No Fee


Bone Builders: This low impact exercise, run through RSVP, promotes strength through weight training, plus helps with both balance and bone density. Class may include open discussion about nutrition, disease prevention, and alternate exercises. Class leader varies. 8:30 am OR 10:00 am No Fee


Coffee Talk: Just what it says! A time to come in and enjoy some conversation in the company of others. Beverages provided. 8:00 - 9:30 No Fee Games & Gab: see attached flyer No Fee Wednesday Movie: Twice a month, come in and enjoy a movie. Check calendar for dates. 1:00 pm No Fee Trivia: Enjoy some good-hearted competition as you and your team vie for the title of Trivia Champions!. We will have a few laughs as we learn new facts. Come join the fun! 1:00 pm May 11 & 25, June 8 & 22 No Fee


Bone Builders: See class description on Tuesday list. Craft Corner: Bring whatever craft project you are working on. Quilting, crocheting, knitting, weaving, decoupage, coloring, the options abound! We have sewing machines available to use. You bring the materials, we supply the space, coffee, tea, and fellowship. 1:00 pm No Fee Monthly Special Project May 12th - Indoor herb garden June 9th - Garden gazing ball NOTE: There is a $3 materials fee for special projects, due one week prior to class Please call 802-442-1052 to register


Painting Group: See group description on Monday list. BINGO: Come play low stakes, high energy BINGO! 2 cards for $2, additional cards 50 cents each, 6 card maximum. Beverages provided; feel free to bring snacks to share! 1 - 3 pm

INDOOR WALKING - Sponsored by the Bennington Senior Center at the River Street Firehouse MON/WED/FRI 8:15—9:15 AM Sponsored by Saint Francis Parish Hall on West Main Street. MON-FRI 8:30—11:30 AM & 1—4 PM. Call 442-3141 first to check availability.

SENIOR FOOT REFLEXOLOGY by Laurie Jesseman, Certified Reflexologist What Is Reflexology? Reflexology is an ancient healing theory, a hands on treatment of applied pressure to feet, face, ears and the hands that correspond to organs and systems of the body. Several studies indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as stress and anxiety, promote relaxation and enhance sleep. Where: Bennington Senior Center When: Wednesday June 1 & July 6 Time: 9:30-12:00 by appointment ONLY Cost: $14.00 Call for your appointment: (802) 442-9404 or (802) 733-6249

& River Street. We do not assign seating unless you have medical documentation that special seating is required. We reserve the right to cancel trips with less than 8 passengers and coach trips with less than 30, as they are not cost effective. Transportation to airports is not always provided by the center. NOTE: Tipping for the coach driver is not included in the cost of trips. We recommend $2 per day unless otherwise stated in trip itinerary. SPECIAL ASSISTANCE POLICY An escort companion and/or personal assistant is required for all travelers having a disability (a physical or mental impairment which limits one or more of the major life abilities). The companion travels at full fare cost and is responsible for all special needs of the individual. To the extent possible, we will accommodate with proper transportation, lodging and access to facilities. To assist us in meeting any special needs, please notify us at the time of reservation. Medical documentation, including permission to travel from your physician, may be required and is strictly confidential. We reserve the right to refuse passage to any person who does not adhere to this policy. CHANGE IN TRIP POLICY Due to ongoing confusion with current reservation policies, anyone who wants a reservation must sign up themselves and must provide their own phone number.

Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services, Inc. serves people through:

Kitchen Cupboard - Free food and nutrition education for those in need. Greater Bennington Food and Fuel Fund - Discretionary funding for people who need help with shelter, utilities, food, and other basic needs. You First - Free screenings for cervical and breast cancers and cardiovascular disease, as well as education and encouragement of healthy lifestyles for women. Bennington Oral Health Coalition - Ed-

ucation and outreach about improving oral health outcomes using a grass-roots organizing model. Food Fit Bennington - Food, nutrition, cooking and exercise programming in a group setting that allows participants to take leadership roles. The Dr. G. Richard Dundas Free Clinic - Access to primary medical care and health insurance for uninsured adults. More information can be obtained by calling (802) 447-3700.

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FOOT CARE and BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC Sponsored by VNA & HOSPICE of the Southwest Region. 1:00 pm Tuesdays, May 3rd, 17th , 31st & June 7th Upstairs at the Bennington Senior Center You must schedule appointment at least one day in advance by calling 802-4425502. Please bring a towel. If you are able to soak your feet before hand, it is helpful. Suggested donation fees $10.00 for foot care and $2.00 for blood pressure clinic.

PAYMENT & REFUND POLICY Checks are payable to the Bennington Senior Center, unless otherwise specified. If we have not received your payment by the due date, we must cancel your reservation. As a courtesy, we will remind you when payment is due. However, we cannot assume responsibility if we are unable to reach you. WE CANNOT REFUND AFTER TICKETS HAVE BEEN PURCHASED. If you have purchased a ticket and must cancel, we will try to sell your ticket to a party on the waiting list. If you miss the bus, we cannot refund. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. TRIP POLICY Trips are open to all adults, regardless of place of residence. Intergenerational trips for younger children are available where indicated. In the interest of passenger safety, we reserve the right to cancel any trip due to inclement weather. We are not able to refund for weather related cancellations. All Green Mountain Express trips depart from the senior center at 124 Pleasant Street. Please pay your van transportation in correct cash to senior center staff on the day of the trip as we are not able to refund if you pay ahead and the trip is cancelled. Coach trips depart from the Bennington Station parking lot at the corner of Depot

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Friday, June 17th, 9:30am $12 per person Many of you have asked when this would come back, so we made it happen. Becky Arbella of SASH will be here for flower arranging! Cost for materials is $12, due by June 10th. Limited seating – please pre-register.


Wed., May 4th

Benson’s in Eagle Bridge, NY 11:30am - 2pm

Mon., June 13th

Bob’s Country Kitchen in Lanesborough, MA 11am - 2pm

Thurs., July 21st

Country Gals Café in Cambridge, NY 11am – 1:45pm



at the Bennington Senior Center Wed., May 18th 11:30 - ?? Wed., June 15th 11:30 - ?? Limited Seating - Please call (802) 442-1052 to register


Wednesday, July 13th 11am - ???

Willow Park Pavilion

We’re trying something a little different this year! The picnic will be at the East Road (upper) pavilion. We will supply the burgers and hot dogs, you bring a side dish to share. There will be games, too, weather permitting. Please sign up by Friday, July 8th by calling the Senior Center @ (802)4421052 (we need a head count for shopping purposes).



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May 4th – Kayla Becker, YMCA Bennington Branch Director and Taylor McGuire, YMCA Assistant Branch Director June 1st – Shannon Barsotti, Community Development Director and Jonah Spivak, Communications Coordinator will be back with Ben-Hi updates and conversation. July 6th – Jim Ware, Operations Manager for Green Mountain Express Please register for any or all by calling the Bennington Senior Center at (802) 442-1052.


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Our “Coffee With…” series gives seniors direct access to local executives and town officials who work in areas that can directly affect them. It gives an opportunity to learn what those officials (and their organizations) do and to ask questions/voice concerns they may have. Coffee/tea and light refreshments are available. The series is held the first Wednesday of each month at 10am, and continues with the following guests:

Winner of 9 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, A Chorus Line explored the realities of life as a professional theater dancer in an entirely new way, redefining the parameters of musical theater forever.


Just a reminder that payment is due in full by July 1st. at Mac-Haydn Theatre Wed, July 27th 10:45am – 6pm A CHORUS LINE $65 each at Mac-Haydn Theatre The sophisticated, romantic and delightfully hilarious Broadway Wed, June 29th 10:45am – 6pm classic that earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical. Kiss $65 each Me, Kate combines the irreverent humor of four brilliant writers: The history-making sensation returns to the Mac-Haydn stage! Sam and Bella Spewack, Cole Porter, and William Shakespeare.

These shopping trips are sponsored by the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging, who provides funding to cover 80% of the transportation cost. Transportation by Green Mountain Express. 9:30am - 4:00pm. Cost $3 Sign up at the Senior Center for these shopping trips and pay the fee at the Senior Center front desk on the day of the trip.

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Colonie Center Crossgates Mall Colonie Center Stuyvesant Plaza Colonie Center Crossgates Mall

Albany, NY Albany, NY Albany, NY Albany, NY Albany, NY Albany, NY

CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY September 13th - 15th

Transportation by Green Mountain Lines “Joe Bus”

Trip Includes:

2 nights lodging at the Grand Hotel 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners Carriage House Exhibit Tour of the Physick Estate Trolley Tour of Historic District Shopping on Washington Street Mall

$529 pp/double*

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Dolphin Watch Boat Cruise Towne of Historic Smithville Souvenir gift Luggage handling All taxes and meal gratuities

$679 pp/ single*

Full payment due by August 12th Call Eleanor for more information @ (802) 379-7216 or (802) 442-1052 PICKUPS AT: Bennington Station 7:00am Latham 8:00am *Cancellation Insurance is available


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Join us at the Bennington Sprots Center for Games, Coffee and Conversation Wednesday 10 am-Noon • For ages 50+

In partnership with the Bennington Senior Center, the Y at the Bennington Rec Center is hosting at the program at 230 Schoo St. in Bennington! Come ready to play ping pong, pool, foosball and enjoy some conversation over coffee. For more information, please call the Bennington Rec Center at (802) 442-1053, the Bennigton Senior Center at (802) 4421052 or email Taylor at or Carrie at


FREE Online Beginner and Intermediate Chess Classes Wednesdays – May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15

Beginner Classes (#2): 4pm EST For those with little to no experience

Intermediate Classes (#1): 5pm EST Recommended after beginner classes

Taught by US Chess Federation National Master Jason Lu and our new enthusiastic trainer Chess Expert Albert Yao. If Interested, please sign up by visiting or email directly. For best results, each session is limited to 10 participants and class details will be provided after registration. Even in this unusual time, there are ways to develop a hobby and play chess games in real time with your friends on the internet! Join CHESS FOR SENIORS to have some fun!

Meetings are held monthly, every Third Thursday at 10am on Zoom. You can join using your tablet, computer, or phone, including dialing in on your phone! If you are not sure how to join just ask. For more information, please contact Lenora Volkmer, GMRSVP Volunteer coordinator, at (802) 447-1546 or, or Karson Kiesinger, Reference Adult Services Librarian, (802) 442-9051 or Updates may also be found at

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A virtual Book Club for adults 60+ years young!


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For more information and to register: Call/visit the Welcome Center or Online at Taylor McGuire-Assistant Branch Branch Bennington Recreation Center: 655 Gage Street, Bennington, VT 05201 P: 802-442-1053


Mondays & Fridays 9-9:50am Location: Ben-Hi, 650 Main St.

Silver Sneakers

Led by Wendy Scott at Ben-Hi. Join Wendy for a fun and active class that involves weights, cardio and balance.

Mondays 10:30-11:15am Location: Ben-Hi, 650 Main St.

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated or with the aid of a chair. This type of class is perfect for seniors, those with physical limitations or beginners who want to focus on a gentle practice. Led by Jennifer.

Mondays 9-9:50am Location: Ben-Hi, 650 Main St.

Indoor Walking

Led by our partners at SASH, join them on Mondays for a space to walk and get your body moving!

Mondays & Fridays 11-11:50am Wednesdays 6-6:50pm Location: Rec Center Pool, 655 Gage St.


Led by Wendy in the Bennington Rec Center Pool Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Get moving to music with movements choreographed by the instructor. This class makes fitness FUN!

Mondays 12:12:50pm Location: Bennington Rec 655 Gage St

Beginners Hatha

This branch of yoga flows through a series of poses at a quick pace. Hatha classes guide you through postures at a slower pace with more guidance on how to do each posture correctly. Led by Jennifer.

Tuesdays 11am-12pm Location: Rec Center Pool 655 Gage St.

Aqua Walking

Led by SASH join us in the pool for a time for gentle exercises and cardio to enhance your physical fitness.

Tuesday 5:15-6pm Location: Bennington Rec 655 Gage St

Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow

Ashtanga is a dynamic and athletic form of hatha yoga, made up levels with fixed postures. It is rooted in vinyasa, the flowing movements between postures, with a focus on breathing to create a flow between movements. This class is geared toward intermediate and advanced participants. Led by Jennifer.

Tuesdays & Thursday 10-10:50am Location: Rec Center Pool, 655 Gage St

Water Exercise

Taught by Renette. Gentle, healing program that helps build strength and balance while in the water.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-10:45am Location: Ben-Hi 650 Main St

Strength & Balance

Taught by Tracy, utilizing standing and seated positions with weights and movement to enhance balance, strength and flexibility.

Wednesdays 10-11am Location: Ben-Hi, 650 Main St.

Floor Work

Taught by Tracy, a class that involves stretching, core and breathing techniques to energize, strengthen and improve overall fitness and wellness.

Wednesdays 11am-12pm Location: Ben-Hi, 650 Main St


Taught by Tracy, a class that combines movement, mediation and regulation of breathing to enhance the flow of energy within the body.

Wednesday 1-1:45pm Location: Rec Center, 655 Gage St

Stretch with Suzanne

Join Suzanne to get your body loosened up and limber. Suzanne will take you through a series of light stretching exercises to keep your body strong and healthy.

Thursday 10-10:50am Location: Ben-Hi 650 Main St

Tai Chi

Join SASH’s Tai Chi instructor Edna to do a series of gentle physical exercises and stretches. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.

Thursday 5:15-6pm Location: Bennington Rec 655 Gage St

Yin Yoga for Flexibility

In Yin Yoga, you are disengaging your muscles. The benefit of this is to completely release and relax the body. Physiologically, the fascia and connective tissue in your body has an opportunity to soften, release, and expand in order to experience greater mobility and flexibility in your body. Led by Jennifer

Wednesdays 9-10am Fridays 10-11am Location: Ben-Hi 650 Main St

Active Walk

Led by Tracy. Get motivated and moving exercising and interacting with others. Indoor Active walk uses weights, balance and brain exercises with music.

Thursdays 4-4:50pm Location: Bennington Rec, 655 Gage St

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a known for its relaxing, calming and healing effects. it involves holding poses, often with the help from props such as blankets, bolsters and blocks that help support your body so you can relax. Each class will also incorporate pranayama meditative breathing to complete restore the mind and body. Led by Jennifer.

Saturdays 2-2:50pm Location: Bennington Rec, 655 Gage St

Body Flow

A class led by Renette that will improve your mind and body. You can expect to bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves, elements of Tai Chi and Pilates.

Dates to note: Thursday, May 26: There will be no restorative or Yin Yoga Monday, May 30: There will be no Chair or Hatha yoga.

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Group Fitness May 2022


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BENNINGTON RECREATION CENTER 655 Gage St., Bennington, VT 05201 P: 802-442-1053

May 2022

Monday: 6:00-9:00 am 9:00-11:00 am 11:00-12:00 pm 12:00-1:00 pm 1:00-2:00 pm 2:00-2:30 pm 2:30-5:00 pm 5:00-6:30 pm 6:30-8:00 pm

Lap Swim School Group DanceFit* Lap Swim School Group Lap Swim Open/Lap Swim Marauders Open/Lap Swim

Tuesday: 8:00-10:00 am 10:00-11:00 am 11:00-11:30am 11:30-12:30pm 12:30-2:30pm 2:30-4:00 pm 4:00-5:45 pm 5:45-7:00 pm 7:00-8:00 pm

Lap Swim Water Exercise* Lap/Aqua Walking School Group/Lap Lap Swim Open/Lap Swim Swim Lessons Marauders Masters/2 lap lanes

Wednesday: 6:00-9:00 am 9:00-10:00 am 10:00-11:45 pm 11:45-12:30 pm 12:30-1:30 pm 1:30-2:30 pm 2:30-4:00pm 4:00-6:00 pm 6:00-7:00 pm 7:00-8:00 pm

Lap Swim School Group Lap Swim Lap/Playgroup School Group Lap Swim Open/Lap Swim Swim Lessons DanceFit* Lap Swim

Thursday: 8:00-10:00 am 10:00-11:00 am 11:00-1:00 pm 1:00-2:00 pm 2:30-5:45 pm 5:45-7:00 pm 7:00-8:00 pm

Lap Swim Water Exercise* Lap Swim School Group Open/Lap Marauders Masters/2 lap lanes

Kayla Becker – Branch Director

Friday: 6:00-11:00 am 11:00-12:00 pm 12:00-2:30 pm 2:30-4:00 pm 4:00-5:30 pm 5:30-7:00 pm 7:00-8:00 pm

Lap Swim DanceFit* Lap Swim Open/Lap Swim Lap Swim Family Swim Kids Night Out*

Saturday: 8:00-10:15 am 10:30-12:00 am 12:00-1:00 pm 1:00-2:00 pm 2:00-4:00 pm 4:00-5:00 pm

Lap Swim Masters Swim Lessons Pool Rental Family Swim Lap/Adult Lessons

Please note that schedule is subject to change. Call the Rec Center for more information (802) 442-1053. Classes * require pre-registration and may have fee. Updated 02/15/2022

Taylor McGuire – Assistant Branch Director –

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May 1-15 all Marauders times are considered lap swim. Marauders swim team begins May 16.


Family Swim: We reserve “Family Swim” in our pools so that families may enjoy the pool together. This is a family only time and requires that a supervising adult accompany all children in the water. Open Swim: We reserve “Open Swim” time in our pools every day so that individuals and families can enjoy time to play, splash and swim laps together. Individuals under 13 years of age must have an adult supervising them while in the facility. Children 6 years and under must have an adult in the water with them at all times (lifeguard

may ask you to assist your child over 6 if safety is a concern). Lap Swim: Our Y has dedicated lap-swimming times throughout the day. You can always find Lap Swimming information posted on our branch’s daily pool schedules. As a courtesy, please use the “circle swim” technique when more than three swimmers are in your lane. If you are unsure of etiquette or have questions feel free to ask the guard on duty.