For stay-at-home-moms, keeping your kids occupied is not always easy during the summer. Having some down time to simply be kids is important, but having fun, planned activities also makes the summer more enjoyable and more memorable.
The swimming pool is a great place to start for fun summer activity, and swimming lessons can keep your little ones challenged and learning, and will hopefully make them better swimmers.
Locally, Abilene city pools will open Saturday, June 5. On this day, you can get in for half-price admission. Admission for Rose Park Pool is regularly $3 per person for adults ages 16 and older, and $2 for youth 6-15 years of age. A concession is available. Hours of operation are 1-6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
The Stevenson Park Pool is also open 1-6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $1. Children 5 and under are admitted free with a paying parent or legal guardian.
Call 325-676-6217 for more information on the Abilene city pools.
The Dive Spot at Lytle Shores, located at 1701 Lytle Trail, gives small-group swim lessons, as well as private lessons. Log onto their website at http://www.thedivespotinc.com/Swim%20Classes.html for more details.
Membership swim clubs include Wylie Swim Club (http://swimwylie.com/) and YMCA. The YMCA offers swim lessons to non-members as well at a higher price. See the YMCA swimming lesson schedule online at http://www.abileneymca.org/PDF/2010%20Summer%20Swim%20Lesson%20Brochure.pdf.
Other area pools have private lessons available by contacting the swimming pool. The Sweetwater City Pool is open is open 1-6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Call the pool at 325-235-4052. The Sweetwater pool also has family nights on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call the pool for prices.
The Roscoe City Pool is open 1-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $1.50. There are no lessons available in Roscoe.
There are lessons available at the city pool in Colorado City, located at 1205 E. 8th, near Ruddick Park. This pool has been newly improved. They offer one-hour lessons over two weeks for $20 per child. The two-week sessions are held June 15-18 and 13-16 and July 6-9 and 13-16 from 9 to 10 a.m. or 10 to 11 a.m. Call the pool at 728-8845 for more information.
Admission for the Colorado City pool is $1.50 each. Hours of operation are 12-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.
You can also swim at the Abilene State Park pool near Buffalo Gap. The pool is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday through Sunday until Labor Day. Pay entry fee into the park for admission.
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