Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center
The pool will be opening with modified programming and limited open swim hours. These limitations are due to the lack of lifeguard applicants.
Open swim hours will be:
- Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
- Saturdays 1:30-5:30 p.m.
- Sundays 1:30-7:30 p.m.
The pool will continue to offer swim lessons and host special events throughout the summer.
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Daily Admission Fees
17 & younger $1.50
18 & over $2.50
Seasonal Pool Passes
Due to limited open swim hours, pool passes will not be sold this year.
There are youth scholarship options for the pool; If you live in the Apache Junction School District and need financial assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarship information.
Lifeguard Training Class
The American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course is a requirement for employment as a Lifeguard. To participate, you must be 15-years old by the final day of class. Candidates must pass a pre-skills test on the first day to continue. Attendance at all class dates is required for certification.
Water Safety Instructor Training
Become a certified Water Safety Instructor, and teach American Red Cross swim lessons. This class is a requirement for employment as a Water Safety Instructor. To be eligible to participate in the class you must be 16-years old by the final day of the class and must complete a pre-course skills test to take the class. Attendance at all class dates is required for certification.
Junior Guard Training
This summer we have reached our limit for junior guards. Contact us in January 2022 for next years season!
Our Junior Lifeguard class is designed to teach basic rescue techniques, assist in enforcement of pool rules and regulations during open swim, aquatic facility operations, and help assist in our Learn to Swim programs. By completing this course you will be eligible to apply for a volunteer Junior Lifeguard position with the City of Apache Junction.
April Pool’s Day
Superstition Fire & Medical District, AJ Parks & Recreation and AJ Police Department team up every April to conduct this Water Safety event. Bring the whole family and enjoy the various activities, home pool safety for parents, mini swim lessons, swim skill evaluations, raffles, and much more.
Water Safety Tip Poster Contest
The 1st place winner in the age 8 and under category was Callista Brossman. Her safety tip is “don’t swim without permission”. It is very important to teach children to ask if they can go swimming so that a parent or guardian can be with them, preventing any accidents from happening.
The 1st place winner in the age 9 and over category was Samantharose Mansour. Her tip when swimming is to “stay close to a lifeguard”. This is especially true at beaches and public pools. Lifeguards are there to help prevent accidents and to respond to emergencies. Lifeguards should never be seen as a replacement for parental supervision around water.