CWAC makes a splash with summer’s first dive-in movie


People packed the pool for the first dive-in movie of the summer Thursday night. (Heather Mann for The Tribune)

CULLMAN – The Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center (CWAC) on Thursday night kicked off its annual series of dive-in movies with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” The movie was the first of three planned poolside films, with the other two coming in July and August. The movies offer something for everyone; families with children (and Disney lovers in general) filled the pool area for Thursday night’s selection.

Thrill seekers can dare to enter the water during a showing of “Jaws” on July 5. Then on Aug. 2, guests can enjoy “Finding Nemo.”

Maddie Angle, one of the CWAC’s head lifeguards, and Clay McAlpin, a lead lifeguard, both stated that it’s incredibly important for parents to keep an eye on their children while at the pool, especially while it’s dark. “Anything could happen at any moment, no matter how good of a swimmer they are,” Angle said. McAlpin added, “It all happens extremely fast. Within the blink of an eye, anything can go down.” Further swimming safety tips will come in a future article.

All films are free for CWAC members and $5 for non-members. They begin after sunset, around 8:45-9 p.m. More information about the upcoming movies can be found on the CWAC Facebook page at

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