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First Annual Dog Swim

The first Annual Dog Swim in Governors Village was held Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Recreation Committee Chair Trent Leonard reported on the event today and sent along some photos.

Thanks to all those who came out with their dogs for the 1st annual Governors Village Dog Swim! We raised $74 for CARE (Chatham Animal Rescue and Education) in Pittsboro, and we had approximately 15 dogs come through the gate. Fourteen of them were reluctant swimmers, but one Hungarian Vizsla (named Teddy I think) was the eager swimmer of the day running and jumping into the pool multiple times.

Until next year, have a good autumn!

The regular 2016 pool season ended Sunday, September 18. Deep thanks to Trent and the rest of the Recreation Committee for a successful swim year from the Governors Village community.

Contact: Trent Leonard, Recreation Chair, jtrentleonard at gmail.com

Dog Swim Scheduled This Sunday, September 25, 2016

A dog swim in Governors Village has been suggested for a few years. Today Recreation Committee Chair Trent Leonard confirmed this year it will happen.

The event takes place Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

Bring your dog to enjoy a swim this Sunday afternoon at the pool at 3:00 p.m. Bring a ball to throw or whatever toy they want to chase into the water. Feel free to swim with your pooch, should you like to do so. The event will run until 4:00 p.m. or so.

I will be accepting donations to CARE (Chatham Animal Rescue and Education) in Pittsboro at the door.

In response  to a resident’s inquiry about whether this activity will require the pool to be drained and cleaned, Trent replied no additional maintenance will be incurred.

No need to drain the pool. The reason we do this after the season is over is because of the mess. However, no pack of dogs is as messy as winter, so no special cleanup is necessary.

This is the last swimming opportunity until spring. The regular 2016 pool season ended Sunday, September 18.

Contact: Trent Leonard, Recreation Chair, jtrentleonard at gmail.com