Locals beat the heat at YMCA aquatic center

Saturday, July 18, 2020
Thar she blows! When the water tower at the Monett Aquatics Center lets loose, children flock to the deluge to enjoy the cooling spray. The Aquatics Center is located at the Monett Area YMCA, 115 S. Lincoln Ave., south of Monett on Highway 37. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

Thar she blows! When the water tower at the Monett Aquatics Center lets loose, children flock to the deluge to enjoy the cooling spray.

Maverick Arndt, left, and Marshall Arndt raced down the water slides at the Monett YMCA Aquatics Center on Friday to see who could make the bigger splashdown. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com
Carter Whannell spent time practicing his diving skills Friday afternoon at the Monett Area YMCA Aquatics Center. The young diver successfully hunted and retrieved three sharks from the bottom of the pool. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com
He shoots! He scores! Ethan Adams spent part of his Friday afternoon shooting aqua-hoops at the Monett Area YMCA Aquatics Center. Considering the number of times the young man hit his target, this is not a new endeavor. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com
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