May 302012

By Teri Walker —

School’s out and the summer swimming season is on, with area public pools now open for business.

Winslow has two public pools, an indoor pool serving adults and an outdoor pool for all ages. Open swim at the indoor adult pool, located at 500 E. Cherry Street, is available Monday through Friday, from 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Winslow’s outdoor pool is located at the corner of North Colorado Avenue and East Maple Street, and offers open swim from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Family passes are $25 for 18 swims, and senior passes are $10 for 18 swims. For information about swimming lessons and exercise classes, call the Winslow Department of Parks and Recreation at 289-5714.

The Holbrook Public Pool, located at 507 Seventh St., opened Memorial Day, and is offering open swim, lap swimming, classes, lessons and swim team this season.

Open swim is available Monday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., and night swim is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. Lap swim and water aerobics classes are held from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. and from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Swim lesson sessions run from June 4 through 15; June 18 through 29 and July 9 through 20. Each session is $20 for 12 lessons.

The Holbrook pool is available for rent from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, for $50 per hour minimum, plus a $25 cleaning deposit.

Daily fees are 50 cents for a child up to 4 years old, $1.50 for ages 5 to 17, $2 for adults and $1 for seniors. Individual passes are $35 for a child, with 40 swims; and $55 for an adult, with 35 swims. Family passes with unlimited swims are $100 for a family of three, $120 for a family of four, and $145 for a family of five or more.

For more information or to reserve the pool for special occasions, call 524-3331.

Joseph City’s indoor pool, located on the Joseph City High School campus, has been open since April, but has switched to summer hours.

Lap swim is available from 5 to 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Open swim is from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Water aerobics classes are held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Swim lessons are being offered and information about sessions is available at the pool.

Joseph City pool fees are $2 for a single entry, $25 per month for lap swim and $25 per session for swim lessons, with $5 off per additional sibling.

A family open swim season pass is $100, and individual open swim passes are available this year for $35.

For information about the Joseph City pool, call the school district office at 288-3307.