Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center
Seasonal Pool Passes
Available starting Monday, May 23rd
*Due to modified Open Swim schedule, summer pool passes are set at a reduced fee for the 2022 season.
*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.
If you live in the Apache Junction School District and need financial assistance, please email email@example.com for scholarship information.
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 Jill Ruot at 480-474-5248 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To register online, visit www.apachejunctionaz.gov/onlinereg and search for classes in the Aquatics category.
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 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.
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.