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Posted on: August 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Doggie Swim 2021 set for week after Labor Day

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Doggie Swim 2021, a five-day event that provides swim time for canines before Haynesfield Pool closes for the season, has been scheduled for the week following Labor Day.

Sponsored by the Bristol, Tennessee Department of Parks and Recreation, the annual event is now in its 11th year and is a much-anticipated part of summer’s end, said Recreation Programmer Taylor Harmon. Doggie Swim will be held Tuesday, Sept. 7, through Friday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission is $3.00 per dog, with a limit of two dogs per person. Admission for people is free.

For the safety and security of all guests, participating dogs must be current on their vaccinations and must wear a current rabies tag and owner identification tag. Unneutered male dogs, female dogs in heat, and puppies under six months of age are not allowed. Choke, prong (pinch), and spike collars are prohibited, but all dogs must wear a regular collar at all times. Each dog must be accompanied by a handler who is 16 years of age or older.

For a complete list of rules, please go to or contact Harmon at (423) 764-4048 or

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