Mayor Barlow Announces City Pool Opening on July 6

OSWEGO – Mayor Billy Barlow today (July 5) announced the Charles E. Gallagher City Public Pool will open on July 6.

The opening of the public swimming pool was pushed back this year due to additional maintenance being performed around the pool area, he explained.

The opening of the pool comes on the heels of Mayor Barlow and the Oswego Common Council waiving the daily swimming fee for city of Oswego residents.

The city hopes eliminating the fee encourages more children and families to use the city pool so officials have prepared for larger crowds this year.

Last year, the Charles E. Gallagher Pool had several improvements made towards the end of the swimming season including the addition of a sand box, a handicap accessible splash pad and other minor improvements as the city aimed to improve and enhance the public pool.

“I am excited to see our children enter the pool and use the additions we implemented late last season. These improvements, complimented by eliminating the daily fee for city residents should increase the use of the city pool and overall will make our pool a more fun and welcome places to all children and families in the Oswego community,” the mayor said.

The Charles E. Gallagher Pool is scheduled to open on July 6.

Public swimming is Monday through Friday noon – 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon – 7 p.m.

Family swim is Monday through Friday 5 – 7 p.m.

Children can also enroll in the Learn to Swim Program for swimming lessons at a reduced rate this year for city residents, from $20 per session to $10 per session.

The pool is located at 6 E. Seventh Street, Oswego.

For additional information or questions, please contact the City of Oswego. For additional information please contact the pool at 315-343-3670.


  1. What’s the difference between the family and the public? So, if you are a family you can’t go 12-5 or, is it that if you don’t have kids you can’t go after work from 5-7. Can someone explain this?

  2. Really good question DK. I’m just wondering if that applies to the sand box as well? Since elimination of the fee would undoubtably result in more people using the pool, my quess would be that it may have something to do with potential pool overcrowding, although explaining the difference between the public and a family may be a bigger challenge for even the Wizard. According to the dictionary, it would appear that “a family” would be “parents and their children”, thereby seemingly excluding some members of the public between 5-7pm. However, that is simply by definition only. Maybe it has something to do with how many beach towels can be spread out in the pool area at once, or how long of a wait time while using the diving board. Of course, these are just minor observations, but perhaps something to consider pertaining to the time restrictions as stated.

Comments are closed.