According to swim coordinator and lifeguard Jen Kissell-Dudek the beach has been very busy. "In all the years I've been here I've never had to open up the second swim area," she said. Due to increased numbers, over 200 last week in a single day, she opened up the extra swimming area to help with social distancing.
She said they haven't had to bring on more staff as yet but wasn't sure what the bus route will mean for numbers.
Wednesday there was plenty of room for social distancing even though it was busy at the beach and even in the water. Temperatures are expected to remain high for the rest of the week.
Today the first CATA bus will drop off beach goers from Franklin at noon before heading to Oil City to pick up the next batch. The buses will run this cycle all afternoon Thursday through Saturdays until August 29.
For more information on bus routes and times visit https://www.catabus.org/two-mile-run-crosby-beach