Swim instructor, Scott Burt, helps Allie Morgan and Julie Olsen perfect their passive victim rescue technique using the backboard to extract Sean Spigelmyre from the pool during Parks and Recreation life guard skills check. (Photo by Stephanie Payne)

Petersburg’s Aquatic Center reopened Monday following a five week closure after an electrical fire. While the borough is still waiting on permanent fixes such as a new fire alarm panel, there is enough power going to the pool for it to be reopened on a near-normal schedule.

Stephanie Payne is the Facility Supervisor for the borough’s Parks and Recreation Department. She spoke with KFSK’s Angela Denning about the latest turn of events. She says while it’s been a rough year overall, they’ve had some unexpected luck getting some temporary fixes in place.

Payne says during the pool closure, life guards had the opportunity to do a dry land skills check focusing on first aid, CPR, and AED.

Besides the pool side of the building, the Community Center is planning a Christmas program for next month and restarting volleyball in January.

The Community Center will be closed on Thursday (Nov. 26) for Thanksgiving. It will be open for normal hours on Friday.

Here is a updated schedule for the Community Center: