The City of Apache Junction offers swimming lessons for children and adults every summer. Evening and daytime opportunities exist based on the largest needs in the community. Registration for residents and non-residents TBD.
Our Schedule of classes and class descriptions are listed below. If you need help determining your child's skill level, please call or visit our office, click on the registration flow chart below OR register to have your child tested by one of our amazing Water Safety Instructors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer Pool Party Rentals
All 2021 pool parties dates are booked.
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 nights from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 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: $200 two hours + lifeguards (Shared Use less than 100 people) $300 two hours + lifeguards (Shared Use 100-149 people) $400 two hours + lifeguards (Exclusive 150-300 people)
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.