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  • Pima County pools ramp up for summer swimming season

    May 18, 2017 | Read More News
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    The temperature is rising and one sure cure is a dip in the cool water of one of Pima County’s nine public swimming pools. The pools open Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 27). All pools will be open through Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2017. 

    In addition to offering a cool respite for Pima County residents, the pools also offer swimming lessons for children as young as six months, a Novice Summer Swim Team Program for children ages 5 to 18, and a Junior Lifeguard Program for children ages 11 to 15.

    Swimming lessons are provided in two-week sessions of eight classes, with the first session beginning Monday, June 5. Lessons are $20 per session and registration is in-person at the pool where a resident wishes to take the lessons. Registrations for the first sessions of swimming lessons begin at 7:30 a.m. June 2 at all pools.

    Novice Summer Swim Team is offered at all Pima County pools except for the Picture Rocks pool. The fee is $20 for the whole Swimmingsummer, including all practices and meets. Registration for the Novice Summer Swim Team is open and available online at www.pima.gov/swimteam. Registration continues until June 18, or until the team at a specific pool reaches capacity.

    The first swim practice is May 30. Swim meets are on Saturday mornings or nights during June and July beginning on June 10. Meets will continue through the Championship meet on July 22. 

    The American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard program is designed to prepare tweens and teens between the ages of 11and 15 to become future lifeguards. This program does not certify participants in first aid, CPR or AED (automated external defibrillation), nor certify as a lifeguard, but will introduce the participants to skills needed for entry to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course.

    The program runs from June 5-29, at different times, depending on the pool where the student completes training. The fee is $30 for the entire program and includes a Pima County Junior Lifeguard T-shirt for participants who successfully complete the program. Registration is currently open and can be completed online at www.pima.gov/pools

    The schedule for swimming lessons, information on pool admission fees, pool hours, locations and phone numbers, as well as information on the Junior Lifeguard program, can be found at www.pima.gov/pools. For additional swim team information, call 520-724-5189 or visit www.pima.gov/swimteam.  

    For more aquatic information, please email Grant Bourguet or call him at 520-724-5189.

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