May is National Water Safety Month and Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center is getting ready to open for the 2021 season. The pool will be opening with modified programming and limited open swim hours. Open swim hours will be Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Saturdays 1:30-5:30 p.m. and Sundays with extended hours 1:30-7:30 p.m. beginning May 29. The fee is $1.50 for youth and $2.50 for adults. Due to the limited amount of open swim hours, we will not be offering pool passes this season. The limitations are due to a lack of staffing. Parks and Recreation continues to recruit lifeguards and water safety instructors and positions are still open.
Please remember when purchasing lifejackets and flotation suits/devices for your kids that you look for the U.S. Coast Guard-approved statement. Non-Coast Guard-approved items will not be allowed in the facility. This includes blow up arm floaties, flotation rings, baby floats etc. To help keep your family safe in and around the water this summer, Parks and Recreation offers swim lessons for ages 6 months and up. Swim lessons are held in the mornings and evenings and are split into 2-week sessions with 5 different sessions being offered during the season. We’ve added a fourth timeframe to evening lessons to accommodate even more participants. If you are unsure of what level your child should be in, register for a free swim assessment. For families with children up to age 5, join us for Read and Rec Poolside on Saturdays, June 12, July 10 and August 7 from 9:30-11 a.m.
We will also be providing a variety of fitness opportunities at the pool. Check out a Water Aerobics or Water Tone and Sculpt class or adult lap swim for another great option to exercise at the pool. New this summer is Aqua Zumba. Dance and splash your way to a great workout!
Superstitions Shadows Aquatic Center will also be hosting special events throughout the summer.
Monday, May 31, Memorial Day-Open swim from 1:30-5:30 p.m.-daily rates apply
Fit Families Pool Night is a free event for families to enjoy some fun ways to get fit at the pool. The event is Friday, May 28 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Children 7 and under must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times.
Family Swim will be held Friday nights June 4, 11 and 25 from 6-8 p.m.; regular admission applies.
Itty Bitty Beach Party will be held Friday, June 18 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Admission to this event is $3 and is open to kids aged 6 and under. There will be swimming, games, and prizes! All children 7 and under must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times.
Teen Night is Friday, July 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and all teens between the ages of 13-17 years old are welcome. Come and participate in a variety of activities including volleyball, open swim, music, games, and competitions! Free pizza and drinks with price of admission.
Dive-In Movies are set for August 14 (Raya and the Last Dragon) and Sept.11 (Onward) at 7:30 p.m. Fee is $3 per person.
Outside food is allowed into the facility in personal sized lunchboxes/coolers. Please no alcohol or glass containers in the facility.
Due to restrictions, all events and programs require pre-registration as space is limited.
More information on all Aquatic and Parks and Rec programs can be found in the Summer Citizen Brochure online at www.apachejunctionaz.gov/parks or pick one up at the Multi-Generational Center located at 1035 N. Idaho Road, Apache Junction. Follow us on social media for up-to-date information.
Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center is located at 1091 W. Southern Ave (crossroads Ironwood and San Marcos).
For more details on these programs please contact Jill Ruot at email@example.com or 480-474-5240. For other program and service information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 480-983-2181 or visit our website at www.apachejunctionaz.gov/parks.