Swimming will now be allowed at Euclid/Villa Angela Beach

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EUCLID, Ohio - There is good news for beach-goers to Euclid/Villa Angela Beach this weekend: they'll be able to go swimming.

The Cleveland Metroparks has not allowed swimming there since it took over the management of the beach from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The number of hazards, such as sudden drop-offs and underwater debris, that made swimming there too risky.

Watch the video above for background on the swim ban.

But starting Saturday, July 25th, a portion of the lake will be made into a designated swim area. Lifeguards will be on duty in that area only from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. weekends, including Fridays, until August 16th.

The Metroparks' Beach Safety Patrol and Park Rangers will continue to be on-site to protect and educate visitors.  Cleveland Metroparks will monitor the conditions of the designated swim area and will keep the community informed of any changes.

Click here for the Metroparks' Lakefront Safety information.