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  • Pima County pools open May 28

    May 24, 2022 | Read More News
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    Grab your towel and sunscreen and head to one of Pima County’s nine public swimming pools. All pools open Saturday, May 28. Pools are open Monday – Thursday, and on Saturday. Due to a shortage of lifeguards, all County pools will be closed on Sundays this summer, in addition to the usual closed day of Friday.

    Go to Pools and Splash Pads and click on the name of the pool for opening hours.

    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.kids jumping into pool

    Swimming lessons are provided in two-week sessions of eight classes, with the first session beginning Monday, June 6. Lessons are $20 per session and registration is now online at Pima County Activities. Online registration for swim lessons opened May 10.

    The Pima County Parklands Foundation partners with Natural Resources, Parks, and Recreation to offer 100 free swimming lessons to those families who may not be able to afford them. On the registration page, simply sign up for the free swim lessons sessions offered at several Pima County 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 summer, including all practices and meets. Registration for the Novice Summer Swim Team is open and available online at pima.gov/swimteam. Registration continues until June 11, or until the team at a specific pool reaches capacity. For additional swim team information, call 520-724-5189.

    The first swim practice is June 6. Swim meets are on Saturday mornings or nights during June and July. Meets will continue through the Championship meet on July 30.

    The Junior Lifeguard Program is designed to prepare young people between the ages of 11 and 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. However, it will introduce participants to skills needed for entry to the Lifeguarding course.

    The program runs July 5 - 28, 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 opens on May 31, and can be completed online at Junior Lifeguard Program.

    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 pima.gov/pools.