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Beat the heat! 18 public pools open in Tucson

Posted at 5:57 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 14:13:02-04

Temperatures are rising in the old pueblo. So, beat the heat and hang out with the family, by heading to the pool.

Starting in June, 18 public pools will open in Tucson. Price of admission is just $2 for adults and just $1 for anyone under the age of 18.

Aquatics Manager of Tucson Parks and Recreation, Billy Sassi says swim lessons are also available for six months of age, all the way up to adults. He says, "We encourage individuals to get the children signed up for swim lessons, because we know a lot of Tucsonans go to the beach in the summer and the lakes, and it's so important for the kids to learn to swim at an early age." 

Swim lessons are $15 for a two-week session. Discount lessons may also be available, if you meet the discount program requirements

In addition to pools, splash pads are also popular around the Tucson community. Sassi says the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center and Quincie Douglas Pool have water toys.

In 2009, these pools originally closed down due to budget cuts. However, thanks to donations, many have been back up and making a splash. 

See a full list of pool and splash pad locations here. To register for lessons, call the class registration line: 520-791-4877. 

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