The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the Tucson Mayor and Council, the Tucson Parks Foundation and the private sector for their collaborative efforts in the Summer Splash Campaign 2013. Because of those efforts the department is able to provide the opportunity for additional swim lessons, open swim and summer youth employment this year. Eight summer seasonal pools (two more pools than 2012) in addition to the ten year-round pools will be open this summer.
The eight Summer Splash pools opening May 30 – July 31 are: Escalante, Freedom, Himmel, Jacobs, Mansfield, Menlo, Palo Verde, and Purple Heart.
A special thanks goes to our “Synchro Champion” donor Jim Click, “Swimmer’s Champion” donor M3 Engineering and Technology Corporation, “Learn-to-Swim Champion” donors Carondelet, Catalina [Tucson] Rotary Club, Royal Automotive Group and the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals for your support. The department would also like to acknowledge our media partners for helping promote this campaign: KVOA News 4 Tucson, Good News Radio Broadcasting, Tucson Channel 12, and Lacey Nymeyer John, Olympic silver medalist, Arizona Wildcat alumni and our spokesperson for the campaign. To find out how you can help visit www.TucsonParks.org.
Did you know Arizona is ranked in the top 5 states in the Nation for child drowning? Keep your loved ones safe by registering them for the “Learn to Swim” program through the Parks and Recreation Department. Details can be found in the Parks and Recreation Program Guide and Class Catalog available online and in all recreation centers and facilities. Join us for our Swim Safety Summer Kick-off Week from June 2 through 8 at all of our open city pools and on J
une 1 at Mansfield Pool for the Splash Down community event brought to you by Ward 3 and the Mansfield area neighborhoods.
For more information about the event contact Sierra Davenport at Sierra.Davenport@tucsonaz.gov.