Once again, the Chenango water Exercise Group (CWEG) is on the move, but not too far. It is that time of year when we give up our usual morning hours in order to make way for Hamilton Recreation who sponsors the swimming lessons and swim team for the next 5 to 6 weeks. It is a rite of summer for us and besides getting the word out we make the transition fairly smoothly.
          This year we are starting a half an hour later so as to avoid too many conflicts with open swim. With the rec program coming in early and bumping into open swim, the building and more importantly the locker rooms get pretty crazy. By moving to a slightly later time the congestion is at a minimum and the custodians have a little more time to keep up with getting the locker rooms under control (i.e. way too much water on the floor).
          The change in our routine is met with some resistance. Some members don’t like chopping the day up by having to come at a later time. Others like the change and the idea that during the hotter days they have a beautiful, hopefully sunny (with the roof open) cool place to get away from the heat. The idea that this moves offers so many children the opportunity to learn to swim speaks to a fundamental skill that everyone should know (the soapbox has been pulled out here) as a life-long way to stay fit as well as be safe when one is around water.
          Our move will be a fairly short one, and when we return to our regular time slot in a just 5-6 weeks so for the duration we will be thankful that Colgate affords us the space to continue CWEG throughout the summer.

MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURE: The pool will be closed for cleaning and yearly maintainance May 15 - 30 and reopen May 31.

WEATHER RELATED CLOSURES: We closed when Hamilton Central School is closed but will still be here if there is a delay. If in the event Hamilton school closes after they have posted a delay, we will still be here to let the hardy travelers use the pool!

VACATIONS AND BREAKS: Closures due to pool cleaning or a collegewide shut down are brief and infrequent. Notification are posted at the CWEG office, or if you haven't been by recently, call  (315) 228-762.

CWEG will be closed Christmas week through New Years Day

SUMMER HOURS  Hours move to afternoons for a few weeks durring the summer to accomodate the youth swim program.