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A Louisville businessman’s donation will allow children to use the city’s four outdoor public swimming pools at no cost for most of the summer.

Gus Goldsmith delivered a check for more than $12,000 to officials during a ceremony at the Algonquin Park pool in west Louisville.

“I grew up in the west end, at 18th and Broadway. We had a little family business there, and we saw all the hardships of the west end and anytime that I get a chance I like to give back to the community,” Goldsmith said.

The donation means chidren ages 17 and under won’t have to pay the usual $1.50 admission charge at the Algonquin Park, Fairdale, Norton and Sun Valley Park pools from July 4 through August 9.

Five other city pools did not re-open this year because of budget cuts or maintenance costs.

Gus Goldsmith is the owner of Action Loan Company of Louisville.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."