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Published July 29, 2010, 06:36 PM

Neighborhood Group Pays for First 125 Swimmers

Parents got to save a little money and kids got to swim for free at Riverside Pool in Grand Forks.

By: Brady Mallory, WDAZ

Parents got to save a little money and kids got to swim for free at Riverside Pool in Grand Forks. A neighborhood group paid for the first 125 swimmers.

The Park District charged The Riverside Neighborhood Association $1 per swimmer after they said they would sponsor a day of free swimming.

In total the association paid for 150 people, 25 people from last week plus 125 people today They first attempted it last Thursday, but moved it to this week due to bad weather.

Kids at Riverside all had their reasons for having a good day.

" You get to swim for free and you don't have to pay any money," said Taylor Hach. Landon Kraft agreed, but also found something else to be excited for.

" Playing basketball or going off the diving boards."

Today's free swimming was paid for by the Riverside Neighborhood Association, the group that worked to get the pool re-opened after the flood of 97.

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