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Let’s Go Swimming

Written by The Bee News

April 4, 2021

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As the weather heats up, Bullhead City Parks & Recreation wants to invite everybody to the Municipal Pool, located at 2255 Trane Road, to cool off. The early spring schedule was released last week and includes all the activities people associate with fun in the sun. Lap swim will be held three times per day, Monday through Friday 10 a.m., 1p.m., and 5:30pm.

Water aerobics also has three classes per day: 11a.m., noon, and 5:30p.m.  The 5:30p.m. schedule is a split-pool format. The Bullhead City Barracudas swim team have also begun their practice season and go every afternoon from 4 -5:30p.m.  Anybody interested in registering for the team can drop by the pool at that time to sign up.

With the end of COVID-19 restrictions for pools in Arizona, Open Swim is also back as part of the new Saturday schedule.  Saturdays will include the morning times for lap swim (10 a.m.) and water aerobics (11a.m.) and open swim will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

This year, new Recreation Supervisor in charge of the pool, Kara Kaplan is rolling out a swim test program to help ensure the safety of all pool patrons. Each swimmer will be given a wristband upon entry, based on skill level. Red ands will be for non-swimmers and beginner swimmers.  These are swimmers who do not take the swim test or are unable to swim the width of the pool comfortably. Patrons wearing red wrist bands must remain in the beach entry area and have a supervising adult within arm’s reach. Yellow wrist bands are for intermediate swimmers.  These are swimmers who are able to comfortably swim the width of the pool but cannot swim the length of the pool and tread for 30 seconds.  Yellow band patrons will have access to beach entry area and shallow area.  Green wrist bands are for advanced swimmers.  These are swimmers who care able to comfortably swim the length and width of the pool and tread water for 30 seconds.  These swimmers have access to the entire pool and slide, when open.

Prices at the pool have remained low for 30 years and remain that way in 2021.  Children 4-17 years old pay $1.00 for lap swim, $1.25 for water aerobics, and $1.50 for open swim.  Adults over 18 years old pay $2 for lap swim, $2.50 for water aerobics, and $2.50 for open swim. Seniors and disabled patrons pay $1 for lap swim, $1.25 for water aerobics, and $1.50 for open swim.  Children under 4 are free with an adult.  Multi-entry passes are also available.

Finally, for anybody interested in working at the pool this summer, Bullhead City Human Resources are currently accepting applications for employment. Applications can be found online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/bullheadcity. Also, call the pool at 928-763-0159 to find out about upcoming lifeguard training courses.

For more information about any City of Bullhead City Parks and Recreation Program, call 928- 763-0148 or visit their website at https://www.bullheadcity.com/government/parks-and-recreation.

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