SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Memorial Day is still a few weeks away, but if you’re looking to cool off with a swim once temperatures do heat up, you’ll have another option this year.
Sylvan Beach mayor Greg Horan says he is “99 percent sure” there will be supervised swimming at Sylvan Beach on about a 125-foot stretch– just like they have in the past.
“I think that it’s key to the beach to be able to have folks come here and enjoy that and we need to be able to have a safe environment for people that’s huge,” Horan said.
Last season, for the first time in several years, the village closed its portion of the beach to swimming.
For budget, reasons the village did not hire any lifeguards to patrol that section of water at the beach, but the mayor says they have a plan in place to allow for swimming there again.
They need to hire enough lifeguards before getting the go-ahead form Oneida County.
The plan is to get everything worked out over the next few weeks so there is supervised swimming starting Memorial Day weekend.
The mayor says the village will be putting signs in to direct people down to the swimming area with lifeguards. It will also be putting ‘no swimming’ signs where there is no supervision.