Summer has officially begun! The Dysart Aquatic Center opened for swimming on Memorial Day. There were over 260 people at the pool on opening day to spend some time in the sun while enjoying the pool, water slides and diving board.
The pool is open daily from 1-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. It's closed from 5-7 so that the Dysart Swim Team can practice from 5-6 and for an adult open swim from 6-7. Please note that the pool will close at 4 p.m. on June 21 and 28 due to swim meets held in Dysart.
Admission is $3 for those 5 years and older. Family passes are available for $125, individual passes for $75 and lap swim passes for $35.
The Dysart Aquatic Center has opened for the year, allowing residents to enjoy the early warm weather and the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Here, a lifeguard watches a child enjoy the slide at the pool.
"We want to remind people that we are not a baby sitter for their kids. We are here to watch the kids but we cannot just watch one specific child," said pool manager Amy Crawford. "Be responsible for your children. Make sure that the little ones are staying where they can touch. The guards are aware, but it's best to keep the rules in effect and make sure it's safe." The pool is a fun place to spend the summer, but make sure to put safety first.
Aqua-aerobic classes, taught by Crawford, are offered on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6-7 for $2 per session or 10 sessions for $18. This is a separate charge not included within the pass pricing. The adult lap swim is available seven days a week from 6-7 p.m., for those wishing to get in some exercise and practice their swim strokes.
Swimming lessons for children begin June 4 and run through July 13. Lessons are available for various levels and will be held 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday through Friday. Private lessons are available for children and teens. Those interested can contact the Dysart Aquatic Center for more information at 319-476-7281.
Private parties are available outside of regular pool hours by contacting the Dysart Aquatic Center and asking for pool manager Amy Crawford for more details.