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Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008 11:09 am | Updated: 10:50 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Summer is here, evidenced by the arrival of triple-digit temperatures and jubilant kids loosed from schoolhouses. Seek relief from either at the East Valley’s 30 public swimming pools. They offer a much-needed “aaaaaah” this season, most for less than $2 a head. Summer hours and fees are listed below; most pools will change their public swim hours when school starts in mid-August.

Scottsdale

A

McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center, 15525 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, (480) 312-6677

Open 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 24 through May 26 for open swim. Beginning May 27, open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday for lap swimming, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for open swim.

Admission: Adult lap swim (includes fitness center) $2 residents/$3 nonresidents; Adult public swim $6 residents/$9 nonresidents; children age 17 and younger public swim $4 residents/$6 nonresidents. Family passes are available.

B

Cactus Aquatic Center, 7202 E. Cactus Road, (480) 312-7665

Open 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 24 through May 26 for open swim. Beginning May 27, open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for lap swimming Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for open swim.

Admission: Adults $2 resident/$3 nonresident; children age 17 and younger $1 resident/$1.50 nonresident. Punch passes and family passes are available.

C

Chaparral Aquatic Center, 5401 N. Hayden Road, (480) 312-2361

Open 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 24 through May 26 and May 31 and June 1 for open swim. Schedule varies until June 9 (call for information). Beginning June 9 open 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for lap swimming Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for open swim; and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for open swim.

Admission: Adults $2 resident/$3 nonresident; children age 17 and younger $1 resident/$1.50 nonresident. Adult punch passes and family passes are available.

D

Eldorado Aquatic Center, 2301 N. Miller Road, (480) 312-2361

Open 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. May 24 through May 26 for open and lap swim.Beginning May 27, open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for lap swimming only Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for lap and open swim.

Admission: Adults $2 resident/$3 nonresident; children age 17 and younger $1 resident/$1.50 nonresident. Punch passes and family passes are available.

Tempe

Kiwanis Wave Pool, with 3-foot waves tossing swimmers in every conceivable direction, cranks up each summer; it’s the place for violently splashy good fun. If calmer waters are more your thing, try one of the city’s other pools. Passes and punch cards are available for Clark, Escalante and McClintock pools, and those pools will operate 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 26 and July 4. Information: (480) 350-5200 or www.tempe.gov/pools/.

E

Clark Pool, 1730 S. Roosevelt St., (480) 350-5203

Open May 24 through Aug. 3

1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Admission: Free for children age 5 and younger; 75 cents for kids ages 6-17; $1.25 adults

F

Escalante Pool, 2150 E. Orange St., (480) 350-5204

Open May 24 through Aug. 3

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday

Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free for children age 5 and younger; 75 cents for kids ages 6-17; $1.25 adults

G

McClintock Pool, 1830 E. Del Rio Drive, (480) 350-5202

Open May 24 through Aug. 3

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Admission: Free for children age 5 and younger; 75 cents for kids ages 6-17; $1.25 adults

H

Kiwanis Wave Pool, 6111 S. All-America Way, (480) 350-5201

Open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily May 24 through Aug. 3

Admission: $3 children ages 2-12; $6 swimmers ages 13 and older; $1.50-$3 for spectators. Rates are discounted 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily, when admission drops to $2 to $4 per swimmer. Tube rentals are $5 to $8; life vest rentals are $3.

Good to know:

• Personal flotation devices, such as water rings and life jackets are not permitted, and all children under age 8 must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times.

• No outside food or drink is allowed, but there is a concession stand inside the facility.

Mesa

Nine pools are open in Mesa this summer (Kino and Rhodes pools are closed for renovations). Four will host the Aqua Climb, a wet version of a rock-climbing wall, for two-week periods this summer. Additionally, most pools offer weekly regular-admission events like obstacle courses and teen parties, and special events, such as “dive-in” movies. For dates and times of these special attractions, check the city’s Splash Calendar, available at each pool or online.

Season passes and punch cards are available as alternatives to regular admission, listed below for each pool. Information: (480) 644-5300 or cityofmesa.org/parksrec/aquatics/.

I

Rhodes Pool

1860 S. Longmore

Closed for renovation

J

Carson/Westwood Aquatics Complex, 525 N. Westwood, (480) 644-2374

Open May 24 through July 31, and Aug. 2, 3, 9 and 10

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $1.50 children ages 6 months to 17 years; $3 adults

Good to know: The pool closes at 3:30 p.m. July 3, 10, 18, 21-23. It is closed Aug. 1.

K

Powell Pool, 855 W. Eighth Ave., (480) 644-2378

Open May 27 through Aug. 1

1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Admission: $1 children ages 6 months to 17 years; $2 adults

L

Kino Pool

848 N. Horne

Closed for renovation

M

Mesa Jr. Pool, 828 E. Broadway Road, (480) 644-2377

Open May 24 through Aug. 3

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $1 children ages 6 months to 17 years; $2 adults

Good to know:

• Beginning June 4, families get in for $1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday.

• Pool closes early July 26.

N

Poston Pool, 2433 E. Adobe St., (480) 644-2371

Open May 27 through Aug. 1

1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Admission: $1 children ages 6 months to 17 years; $2 adults

O

Stapley Aquatics Complex, 3250 E. Hermosa Vista, (480) 644-4977

Open May 26 through Aug. 3

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday

Admission: $1.50 children ages 6 months to 17 years; $3 adults

Good to know:

• Pool closes 3:30 p.m. June 12 and July 3, 7, 11, 14, 15.

P

Taylor Pool, 705 S. 32nd St., (480) 644-3036

Open May 24 through Aug. 2

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday

Admission: $1 children ages 6 months to 17 years; $2 adults

Good to know:

• Beginning June 2, families get in for $1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday.

• Pool closes 3:30 p.m. June 19 and July 7-9.

Q

Brimhall Aquatics Center, 4949 E. Southern Ave., (480) 644-5087

Open May 24 through July 31, and Aug. 2, 3, 9 and 10

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $1.50 children ages 6 months to 17 years; $3 adults

Good to know:

• Brimhall closes early June 19 and 26; it is closed Aug. 1.

R

Shepherd Aquatic Complex, 1407 N. Alta Mesa, (480) 644-3037

Open May 24 through Aug. 2

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday

Admission: $1.50 children ages 6 months to 17 years; $3 adults

Good to know:

• Pool closes 3:30 p.m. June 12 and July 15-17.

S

Fremont Pool, 1001 N. Power Road, (480) 644-2369

Open May 24 through Aug. 2

1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday

Admission: $1 children ages 6 months to 17 years; $2 adults

Chandler

Each of Chandler’s pools charges the same price for admission: 50 cents for children ages 2-17; $1.50 for adults ages 18-54; and 75 cents for seniors age 55 and older. Season passes and punch passes good for 20 or 30 visits are available for $8 to $75. Information: Aquatics Hotline (480) 782-2733 or www.chandleraz.gov/aquatics.

T

Folley Pool, 600 E. Fairview St., (480) 732-1063

Closed Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26

Open May 29 through July 26

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday

Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday

Good to know:

• Families swim for $1 during Family Night, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Monday.

• You can swim for free 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday.

U

West Chandler Aquatic Center, 250 S. Kyrene Road, (480) 783-8261

Open noon to 5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26

Open May 27 through Aug. 3

Noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Good to know:

• Families swim for $1 during Family Night, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Wednesday.

• You can swim for free 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Sunday.

• The pool is closed June 21-22 for the Grand Canyon State Games swimming competition.

V

Desert Oasis Aquatic Center, 1400 W. Summit Place, (480) 732-1061

Open noon to 5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26

Open May 27 through Aug. 10

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Good to know:

• Families swim for $1 during Family Night, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday.

• You can swim for free 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday.

W

Arrowhead Pool, 1475 W. Erie St., (480) 732-1064

Open noon to 5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26

Open May 29 through July 27

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Good to know:

• Families swim for $1 during Family Night, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Tuesday.

• You can swim for free 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday.

X

Hamilton Aquatic Center, 3838 S. Arizona Ave., (480) 782-2630

Open noon to 5 p.m. Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26

Open May 29 through July 27

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Good to know:

• Families swim for $1 during Family Night, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday.

• You can swim for free 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday.

• Serious lap swimmers can take advantage of this pool’s Early Bird Swim 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is $1.50; punch passes are available for 20 or 30 visits. There is no lap session on Monday.

Y

Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center, 5901 S. Hillcrest Drive, (480) 782-2635

Expected to open July 12, Mesquite Groves is still under construction. Chandler’s newest water attraction will feature a raised 6-foot-tall bucket that unleashes 752 gallons of water over a three-story play structure, as well as two water slides, a lazy river, and a “vortex” that spins swimmers around like they’re inside a toilet bowl. For hours and dates, call Chandler’s Aquatics hotline at (480) 782-2733 or log onto www.chandleraz.gov/aquatics.

Gilbert

All pools open May 23, and each charge the same admission: $1 for children age 17 and younger and $2 for adults. Punch cards good for 32 visits are $25. Information: (480) 503-6200 or www.ci.gilbert.az.us/parks/aquatics.cfm.

Z

Gilbert Pool at Gilbert Junior High School, 1016 N. Burk St., (480) 926-1030

Open May 23 through Aug. 2

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday

Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday

Good to know:

• You can swim for free 11 a.m. to noon every Saturday.

AA

Greenfield Pool, 35 S. Greenfield Road, (480) 892-2414

Open May 23 through Aug. 2

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday

BB

Mesquite Aquatic Center at Mesquite Junior High School, 100 W. Mesquite St., (480) 503-6292

Open May 23 through Aug. 2

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday

Good to know:

• Mesquite Pool hosts special events, which means occasional changes to the public swim schedule. Call ahead to confirm hours of operation.

CC

Perry Pool at Perry High School, 1775 E. Queen Creek Road, (480) 503-6227

Open May 23 through July 26

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday

DD

Williams Field Pool at Williams Field High School, 1900 S. Higley Road, (480) 503-6226

Open May 23 through Aug. 2

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Closed Sunday

Apache Junction

EE

Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave., (480) 474-5210

Open May 24 through Aug. 4, and weekends and holidays until Sept. 1

Noon to 6 p.m. daily

Admission: $1 children age 17 and younger; $1.50 adults; season passes are available for $45-$80.

Good to know:

• Pool is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4.

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