County pools ramp up for summer swimming season

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The temperatures are rising and kids are almost done with school. What better way to cool off than taking a dip in one of the nine Pima County public swimming pools.

The pools open Saturday, May 27 and will remain open until Labor Day, Sept. 4.
 
The pools 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, according to a media release.
 
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.
 
Novice Summer Swim Team is offered at all Pima County pools except for the Picture Rocks pool.  The fee is $20 for the entire summer, including all practices and meets. Registration for the Novice Summer Swim Team is open and available online
 
The American Red Cross Junior Lifeguard program is designed to prepare tweens and teens between the ages of 11and 15 to become future lifeguards. The program runs from June 5-29, at different times. The fee is $30 for the entire program and includes a Pima County Junior Lifeguard T-shirt for participants who successfully complete the program.
 
For more information on 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 information, please contact Grant Bourguet at 520-724-5189 or email Grant.Bourguet@pima.gov.
 
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