La Crosse pools and beaches open Saturday

The official start to summer is still a couple weeks away, but area pools are kicking off swim season this weekend.

La Crosse public pools and beaches open Saturday.

All of your favorite summer swim programs will be back, including some new ones.

Before you put on your swim suit and head to the pool, the city’s aquatic director says to check the forecast

“We close if it’s 64 or below and we open if it’s 65 or above. If there’s thunder or lighting we are required to close down the pool, and then we have to wait 30 minutes past the last strike of lighting or boom of thunder,” said Samantha Fitzpatrick, aquatic coordinator for La Crosse.

Pools and beaches open officially Saturday at 11:00 a.m..