If you and your family members want to visit any city of Phoenix pools this summer, you no longer have to make reservations ahead of time.
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department recently changed the format for open swim in the city’s pools, including removing the requirement to reserve times. Customers now can walk up to any city pool, pay the admission fee and come into the pool, as capacity allows. Because of COVID-19 pandemic measures, city pools are being run at a decreased capacity this summer.
Another change is an adjustment to the hours of availability for open swim. The pools are allowing open swim in two blocks of time of two hours and 45 minutes per day. Open swim times are from noon to 2:45 p.m. and then 3 to 5:45 p.m. each day the pools are operating.
Anyone ages 17 and younger can swim free of charge at all city pools this summer, while adults can visit the pools for $3 and senior citizens, ages 60 and older, can use the pools for $1. You can buy a season pass in-person at any city pool. The cost for an adult season pass is $30, for anyone 18 and older, and a senior season pass is $20, for those ages 60 and older.
Someone at least 16 years old must accompany any youths for open swim. Everyone is required to wear a mask or face covering when indoors at a city pool center. Wearing a face covering or mask is encouraged for those who are outdoors when they are not in the water.
Swim lessons are being offered free of charge at the city’s pools for those ages 3 to 12. The next swim lesson session runs from July 5 to 15 and the last one will be held from July 19 to 29.
To learn more, visit www.phoenix.gov/parks/pools.