Sudden outrage over Goldfish Swim, a decades-long tradition in Springdale


More than 1,000 fish are dumped into a pool for children to catch in Springdale’s “Goldfish Swim,” an event that’s been happening for years. But now, the tradition is causing quite an uproar.

Springdale city leaders said the Goldfish Swim is happening as planned Sunday afternoon. It’s the 46th year for the event, but animal advocates say now is the time for change.

“It’s abuse and it’s inhumane,” said animal advocate Lisa Kessler.

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