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Sunday, June 1, 2003
Last modified at 8:32 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2003
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AREA SWIMMING



City-Managed

Clapp, 4500 Ave. U (767-2736); Maxey, 4007 30th St. (767-3739); Mae Simmons, 2300 Weber Drive (767-2732); Montalango, 3200 Bates St. (767-2734).

Hours: 1 p.m.-6 p.m. all week.

All pools currently open except Montalango, which is under renovation

All pools close Aug. 12

Admission: $2 adults, $1.50 for children (17 years old and younger), children 3 and under free.

Water slides available at Clapp, Montalango and Simmons pools.

Adult swim: 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays.

Family night: 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays (family of four can swim for $2, each additional family member $1).

Reserved private parties: available Thursday-Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Pool rentals: 49 or fewer people, $100; 50-149 people, $125; 150 or more people, $150.

Family ($125), season ($50 for children, $75 adult), monthly ($30 children, $45 adult) and weekly ($8 children, $12 adult) swimming passes available, good for any day of the week at any pool. Swim lessons conducted through Red Cross available. For more information, call 775-2670.

Texas Tech Aquatic Center

Available primarily to Tech faculty and students and their families.

Summer hours: 6:30 a.m.-7:45 a.m., noon-8:45 p.m. weekdays, noon-6:45 p.m. weekends. Open year-round (hours change when school resumes). For more information, call (806) 742-3896.

For guests of ID holders, admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Swimming lessons: Available June 18-29, July 9-20, July 23-August 3. Classes run Monday through Friday for 10 days. Cost is $30.

Lifeguarding courses are offered in the spring and summer. Cost: $110, includes books and certification.

Privately Owned

The Swimming Hole

Located at 3802 Chicago Ave. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Heated pool open to public from 1-5 p.m. seven days a week. Admission: $1.75 for children age 2 and younger, $3.25 for other patrons. Lifeguard on duty. Special features include a kiddie pool and on-site sand volleyball court. Private parties available from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

For more information, call (806) 793-6793.

Lessons

Seahorse Swim School

Located at 3314 35th St. For more information, call (806) 799-4508.

Tiny Tot program (children under age 4): offered Monday through Friday, times beginning noon or 7 p.m. 30-minute lessons. No advance registration necessary. Cost: $10.

Beginner swimmer program (age 4 and up): Times beginning from 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 50-minute lessons. $60 for 10 lessons. Also offered to intermediate- and advanced-level swimmers.

Adults: Private lessons beginning at 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. $14 per lesson. One-on-one instruction.

Private instruction: Offered from 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. $14 per half hour. Make reservation a day in advance. Available to any age.

Located at 3101 35th St. One indoor, 25-yard swimming pool. Pool hours: 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday; 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 3p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Pool may be rented by private parties during other hours, cost determined by group size. Advanced American Red Cross courses are offered in lifeguard training and community first-aid and safety. For more information, call (806) 792-2723.

American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons offered to adults and children on levels 1 through 7. American Red Cross-certified instructors.

Morning sessions offered Monday through Friday; evening sessions offered Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday. Cost: $30 for YWCA members and $50 for non-members for the morning session; $25 for members and $43 for non-members in the evening.

Separate sessions for Aqua Babies (age six months to 3 years) and Aqua Tots (age 3-5). Half-hour sessions in mornings and evenings.

Water theme park

Texas Water Rampage

Located 11/2 miles west of Loop 289 on Brownfield Highway. Open noon-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Open mid-May through last week in August, weather permitting. Admission: $12.75 per person ($2 off with a can of food); two for one on Wednesdays; persons 4 feet or shorter, senior citizens and spectators $5. Group rates and season passes available. Coolers and picnic baskets allowed for an additional $3.

For more information, call (806) 796-0701.


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