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  • Pima County pools gear up for swimming, lessons and swim team

    May 05, 2014 | Read More News
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    Pool season

    Pima County’s seasonal swimming pools will open Memorial Day weekend – Saturday, May 24 – and be open through Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 1. (The Ajo pool will open for Memorial Day weekend, close and then reopen on May 31, 2014, for the remainder of summer.)

    Please visit the Pools and Splash Pads web page for admission fees, pool addresses and phone numbers, and other information.

    Swim Lessons

    Pima County poolsThe first of four sessions of swim lessons begins Monday, June 2. Lessons cost $20 for a two-week session (8 classes). Register at your local pool. Classes are available for children as young as 6 months. For specific class offerings and times, please call your local pool.

    Thanks to a generous donation from the Knights of Pythias Tucson Lodge #9, in partnership with the Picture Rocks Fire District, the first 50 area residents to register at the Picture Rocks pool, 5615 N. Sanders Road, will get FREE swim lessons (see attached flier).

    Session I: June 2-June 12
    Session II: June 16-June 26

    Registration for Sessions I and II begins at 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 30 (Ajo pool swim lesson registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31) and continues during open hours.

    You may register for both Session I and II at this time. If your child progresses in one session to the next skill level, every effort will be made to accommodate him/her in the next level class in the next session.

    Session III: July 7-July 17
    Session IV: July 21-July 31 (Manzanita Pool Session IV will be M-F week 1 and M-W week 2 – ending on July 30 since Tucson Unified School District goes back to school on July 31.)

    Registration for Sessions III and IV begins at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 27, and continues during open hours. You may register for both Session III and IV at this time.

    If three or more lessons are cancelled in any given session due to lightning or mechanical malfunction, lessons will continue past July 31.

    Swim lessons at Mulcahy YMCA at Kino Community Center and Northwest YMCA-Thad Terry pools are taught through the YMCA. Please call 838-0938 at Mulcahy or 229-9006 at Thad Terry for information on swim lessons and fees.

    Swim Team

    The Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department’s Novice Summer Swim Team Program provides a fun, exciting, and rewarding swimming experience for children ages 5 to 18 at all Pima County pools except the Thad Terry and Picture Rocks pools, and at the Marana Pool, 13251 N. Lon Adams Road.

    The fee is $20 for the entire summer (includes practices and meets).

    Registration begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at any pool offering the program and will continue during regular pool hours until June 19 (or until the team at a specific pool reaches capacity).

    The first swim practice is May 27. Swim meets are on Saturday mornings or nights during June and July. Swim meets will begin on May 31 and will continue until the championship swim meet on July 19.

    Marana Marlins may have a different fee and registration times. For more information regarding the Marana Marlins, contact Debbie Sullivan at 520-682-2825 or by email.

    Visit the Swim Team Program web page for additional swim team information or call (520) 877-6126 or (520) 877-6109.

    The Thad Terry swim team is offered through the YMCA. Please contact Thad Terry at 229-9006 for more information.