Schifferdecker Pool Closed for the Weekend

Published 07/11 2013 05:13PM

Updated 07/12 2013 11:28AM

JOPLIN, MO.--- Schifferdecker Pool will be closed to the public this weekend because of a swim meet. More than 700 swimmers are expected to compete in the Joplin Invitational Swim Meet.

Competitors will travel from Branson, Carthage and Monett. The new, bigger pool will offer more space for this year's event.

"Obviously, Shifferdecker is a lot bigger, we can hold a lot more. I don't know if they ever had a big turn out like this in the past," said Paul Bloomberg, Joplin Recreations Manager.

The pool will reopen to the public on Monday, July 15th at 1 p.m.

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