Swimming Pools

Author:

Carrie RingEvents SpecialistParks & Recreation

Summary:

Find out about the many things available at our four public swimming pool facilities.

Last Updated:

7/2/2014

The City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department operates and maintains four public swimming pool facilities for citizen enjoyment.

Water feature at Valley Aquatic Center.

Open Swim

Please Note: ALL pools will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014.

The hours of summer operation of open swim at each of the City's municipal pools are as follows:

  • Kennedy Pool - 23rd Street and Kennedy Lane (accessed from 24th Street)
    • From May 31 to August 3, 2014:
      • Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:45 pm.
      • Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm.
      • Daily entrance fees are:
        • YOUTH (17 and under) $2 or $1.50 with City Resident Credit
        • ADULT (18 and over) $4.50 or $3 with City Resident Credit.
    • From June 4 to August 1:
      • Wednesday and Friday from 1:00pm -3:00pm
      • Daily entrance is FREE for all ages
        (sponsored by Yuma Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. #476)
  • Marcus Pool - 5th Street and 5th Avenue
    • From June 10 to July 31, 2014:
      • Tuesday and Thursday ONLY from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
      • Daily entrance is FREE for all ages (sponsored by Yuma Rotary Club)
  • Valley Aquatic Center - 4381 W. 18th Street
    • From May 24 to 25 and May 28 to 30 2014:
      • Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 7:45 pm.
      • Tuesday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:45 pm.
      • Daily entrance fees are:
        • YOUTH (17 and under) $2.50 or $2.00 with City Resident Credit
        • ADULT (18 and over) $5 or $3.50 with City Resident Credit
    • From June 3 through August 3, 2014:
      • Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 pm to 7:45 pm.
      • Daily entrance fees are:
        • YOUTH (17 and under) $2.50 or $2.00 with City Resident Credit
        • ADULT (18 and over) $5 or $3.50 with City Resident Credit
    • From August 9 to September 28, 2014:
      • Saturday and Sunday ONLY from 1:00 pm to 5:45 pm.
      • Daily entrance fees are:
        • YOUTH (17 and under) $2 or $1.50 with City Resident Credit
        • ADULT (18 and over) $4 or $3 with City Resident Credit.
    • No open swim on Saturday, September 13, 2013. Instead join us for Come Out and Play Day.
    • No open swim on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
  • Carver Pool - 1250 W. 5th Street
    • Carver Pool currently does not offer open swim; this facility is utilized for aquatic programs and swim lessons only.

$ave Money with a Season Pool Pass

Water slide at Kennedy Pool.Frequent City pool visitors can save some money by purchasing a summer pool pass from the Parks & Recreation office located in City Hall.

Monthly Passes: Passes are only valid for one calendar month only: June pass from May 26 to June 30 OR a July pass from July 1 to July 30. 

  • Youth: $46; $30 with City resident credit
  • Adult: $74; $49 with City resident credit
  • Family: $87; $63 with City resident credit
    (Applies to first five members of immediate family; $5 for each additional family member)

Season Passes: Passes are valid from May 24 through September 28 and are accepted at all City pools for open swim programs only.

  • Youth: $87; $58 with City resident credit
  • Adult: $132; $88 with City resident credit
  • Family: $207; $138 with City resident credit
    (Applies to first five members of immediate family; $5 for each additional family member)

Rent a Pool for Your Summer Party

Confetti, noisemakes, streamers and party hats. Valley Aquatic Center, Carver, Kennedy and Marcus Pools are all available for rentals throughout the summer. The Valley Aquatic Center even has its own party room named "The Aquarium," with an ocean-themed décor.  For information about rates and availability, please contact the Parks & Recreation office.

When you're ready to reserve a pool for your event, simply fill out a pool rental form and e-mail it to the Parks & Recreation Department,  fax it to 928-373-5244 or hand-deliver it to the Parks and Recreation office at Yuma City Hall.


Swimming Lessons

Young girl swimming.Swim lesson participants may sign up for only one session at a time, but may register for any session during the summer. Participants must successfully complete all requirements for one level before entering the next level. Participants who are currently enrolled and wish to register for another session of swim instruction, may do so on the Wednesday before the last day of the session that you are enrolled in at the time.

Registration, transfers and waiting list transactions may be done by contacting the Parks and Recreation Office.

Availability of upcoming classes is not guaranteed as registration is on-going throughout the summer. Classes without a minimum of six may be combined with other classes or canceled. Refunds will not be made for participants. However, funds may be transferred for another swim lesson session or other Parks and Recreation activity.

For More Information

If you have questions or require more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation office.

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