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Splash Pool will open May 26; sign up for swim lessons May 19

Warm temperatures have been teasing Prescott Valley folks off and on of late, but soon will take up residence for the summer. Mountain Valley Splash pool will be ready to cool off everyone, starting with open swim on Saturday, May 26.

Daily entry fees are: 75 cents/child 5 & under; $1.75/youth 6-17; $2.75/adult 18-54; $2/senior 55+; $9.50/family of 5 and fewer. Pool passes valid through Aug. 8 range from $22.50-$150.

To safely prepare youngsters for water activities, the pool offers swim lessons, beginning May 28.

Registration for the first session only is from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 19. Cost is $25/session.

Swim Sessions: Session 1: May 28 - June 7; Session 2: Jun 11-21; Session 3: June 25 -July 5; Session 4: July 9-19; Session 5: July 23 - Aug. 2.

Private lessons also are available.

In addition to public open swim, the Splash offers reserved times for lap swim, low impact aqua aerobics, aqua aerobics, therapy swim, family nights, parent-tot time, and private pool rentals.

Coach Patti Eller, who also coaches the Bradshaw Mountain High swim squad, leads the recreation swim team AquaBears, for youth who want to swim on a competitive level.

To try out, a swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards of one of the four competitive strokes: freestyle (crawl), breaststroke, butterfly, or backstroke.

Meets take place on Saturdays and practices are from 7:30-8:45 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Cost is $60/swimmer and $50 per additional sibling. Session I is May 28 - June 29, deadline May 24. Session II is July 2 - Aug. 3, deadline June 28.

For more information, visit the Town's Leisure News Magazine website at, or call 928-775-3165.

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