Pima County pools gear up for swimming, lessons and swim teamby Pima County News on May. 04, 2012, under children, Pima County, Southern Arizona, Sports, Tucson, youth
Pima County’s seasonal swimming pools will open Memorial Day weekend – Saturday, May 26 – and be open through Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 3.
For admission fees, pool addresses and phone numbers, and other information, please visit http://www.pima.gov/nrpr/pools/index.htm.
Swimming Classes – Swim Lessons
The first of four sessions of swim lessons begins Monday, June 4. 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 will get FREE swim lessons at the Picture Rocks pool (see flyer below).
Session I: June 4-June 14
Session II: June 18-June 28
Registration for Sessions I and II begins at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 1 (Ajo pool swim lesson registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2) 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 9-July 19
Session IV: July 23-August 2
Registration for Sessions III and IV begins at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 29, 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 August 2.
Swim lessons at Kino and Northwest YMCA-Thad Terry pools are taught through the YMCA. Please call 838-0938 at Kino or 229-9006 at Thad Terry for information on swim lessons and fees.
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 6 to 18 at all Pima County pools except the Thad Terry and Picture Rocks pools.
The fee is $20 for the entire summer (includes practices and meets).
Registration begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at any pool offering the program and will continue during regular pool hours until June 21 (or until the team at a specific pool reaches capacity).
The first swim practice is May 29. Swim meets are on Saturday mornings or nights during June and July. Swim meets will begin on June 2 and will continue until the Championship swim meet on July 14.
For additional information, please call (520) 877-6126 or (520) 877-6109 or visit http://www.pima.gov/nrpr/pools/swimteams.htm.
The Thad Terry swim team is offered through the YMCA. Please contact Thad Terry at 229-9006 for more information.