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Old Town Hot Springs lap pool closed

Arrangements have been made for triathlon participants

Luke Graham

— The lap pool and diving board at the Old Town Hot Springs will be closed for the next week to 10 days after the impeller broke. The impeller is part of the filtration pump.

All other pool areas will be open.

Old Town Hot Springs Aquatics Director Jill Ruppel said Thursday that because the part is custom-made, the lap lanes and diving board will more than likely not reopen until Aug. 28 or 29.

In the meantime, staff members will drain the lap pool and do the cleaning that typically takes place in fall.

Ruppel said arrangements are in place for Hot Springs members looking to train for the Steamboat Springs Triathlon. For more information about those arrangements, call the front desk at 970-879-1828 and press 0 or call Ruppel at 970-879-1828, ext. 311.

Triathlon filling up fast

Only 40 spots are open for the Aug. 29 Steamboat Springs Triathlon.

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Event Director Joy Ras­mussen said the event is on pace with l­­ast year's event and that 460 people have registered.

Those interested in participating can register online at http://www.steamboattriathlon.com until Aug. 26. After that, if there are any spots left, people can register from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 28 at Ski Haus. Participants also can pick up their registration packets at that time.

There also will be two mandatory meetings for all participants at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Aug. 28 at Ski Haus.

The 2010 Steamboat Springs Triathlon begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 29 at Lake Catamount.

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