Alert — and grateful — “06880” reader Peter Boyd loves the Longshore pool.
“It’s an incredible town resource,” he says. “For just the price of a handpass, you can swim in a well-kept pool surrounded by the Long Island Sound. It’s great.”
Last week — following an energy-sapping heat wave — the temperature dropped substantially. Then it rained.
But Peter is intrepid. At 5 p.m., he headed to Longshore to swim.
No one was there — no one, that is, except a man named Jay. He’d covered his computer — used to check those handpasses — with a trash bag.
He cheerfully told Peter that the pool was open according to the published schedule — rain or shine. It’s closed only during thunderstorms, and for 30 minutes afterward.
“He was happy to let me in,” Peter says. “And the lifeguards were happy to come out to ensure I was safe.
“They’re a great team. Service was cheerful and professional, as always. Whether it’s a crowded weekend in the sun or a deserted weekday in the rain, we are very lucky to have them.”
Thank you, Jay and everyone else at the Longshore pool. You are our Unsung Heroes of the Week!