For Juhki Peebles of Homewood, going for a swim at Lions Pool on the opening day of the season on Saturday, June 5, was exciting and gave him a feeling of hope.
The pool did not open in 2020 because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns. Juhki, who was swimming with his little brother Jewelle, said last year "was dreadful."
His assessment was shared by other swimmers.
Noreen Danadio was first in line before the doors opened at noon, she said.
"It's been a long time," she said. "Sitting in the back yard in the sun is not the same."