Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center

1091 W. Southern Ave. Apache Junction 85120

Aquatic Center is closed for the Season.

Will reopen in May of 2024.

Pool Rules
English Version            Spanish Version

Park and Facilities Code of Conduct

Daily Admission Fees

17 & younger $2.00
18 & over $3.00

Seasonal Pool Passes




*Family season pass fee includes up to six immediate family members (up to 2 adults and four children). For family members over the allotted six, there is a $15.00 fee for each child.

Times are subject to change.

If you live in the Apache Junction School District and need financial assistance, please email for scholarship information.  

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Swim Lessons-

The City of Apache Junction is now a proud provider of STARFISH SWIMMING!

Starfish Swimming is a nationally recognized swim instruction curriculum developed by the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI). The Starfish Swimming curriculum is designed for students ages 6-months to 13.  Benchmarks are established at each stage in the program that combine both swimming and safety skills.  Students participate in experiential learning activities that allow them to explore the water in a creative and comfortable environment.  Correct swimming techniques are taught from the very beginning. Remember parents: supervision is a must!  While swimming lessons are one layer of protection, nothing beats supervision.  Keep your eyes on your child whenever you are in, on, or near the water!

Morning and evening sessions will be offered based on the needs of the community. Each session is 8 classes, Monday through Thursday for 2 weeks. Click on grid below for dates and times. Resident and non-resident fees apply. 

All children registered for Swim School and Stroke School will be assessed on the first day of the session using predetermined benchmarks set by SAI and placed in the appropriate class. 

Starfish Swim School® (ages 3- 13 years) Students work toward development of the five core swimming competencies and receive color stage awards for each achievement.  The color stages are used to divide students into broad ability groups.  Children progress at individual rates with the opportunity to learn the core swimming skills and progress to advanced strokes.  Learning is self-paced but challenging.

Starfish Stroke School™ (ages 5-13 years) Students refine freestyle and learn stroke technique for backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and more.

StarBabies™ and StarTots™ (ages 6mo- 3 years) The purpose of this course is to foster in very young children a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training parents and caregivers in water safety and drowning prevention.  This course does not teach children to become accomplished swimmers or to survive in the water; it does provide a confidence-building, fun, and loving experience. Swim diapers are required if not potty trained.

Adult Lessons (ages 14 and older) - If you are interested in swim lessons, please contact Elliott at 480-474-5243 or 

To register online, visit and search for classes in the Aquatics category.

Fitness at the Pool-

Lap Swim

Water Aerobics

Water Tone & Sculpt

Aquatic Special Events

Summer Kick Off Pool Party- TBD

Itty Bitty Beach Party- TBD

Teen Night-TBD

Dive-in Movies-TBD

Last Splash - TBD

Pumpkin Patch Plunge - October 28th 11:00am-12:30pm

TBD =To Be Determined 


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.


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Starfish Swim Instructor Training

Become a certified Starfish Swim Instructor (SSI) and teach swim lessons set by the Starfish Aquatics institute. This certification is a requirement for employment as a Water Safety Instructor. To be eligible, you must complete online trainings as well as attend the in-person training and teach-back portions. Completion of all online training is required prior to the in-person portion. Candidates must be 15 years of age or older. 



Junior Guard Training

This summer we have reached our limit for junior guards. Contact us in January 2023 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.


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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.


Summer Pool Party Rentals

Resident Rentals open March 20th Non-Resident Rentals open April 3rd,2023

Planning a birthday celebration, family picnic, or office party and want to have it at the Apache Junction Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center? The swimming pool is available for rent on various Saturday and Sunday nights from 6pm-8pm in June and July during the aquatics season. All pool rentals are for a 2-hour time frame and include the Lifeguards.  

Please call (480) 474-5065 for more information or email Riley King.

Rental Rates: Price Sheet

Pool Reservation Rules

All reservations must be made in-person at the Parks & Recreation office. Reservations can not be made over the phone. Reservations are only secured once the correct paperwork & fees are turned in and if there is availability for the desired date.
Pool rules will be handed out at the time of your reservation.