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Opening day for Craig City Pool is Wednesday

Aquatics activities this summer include state meet for Sea Sharks

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The wait to dip a toe in the water is nearly done.

The Craig City Pool ComplexCraig City Pool Complex will officially open for business Wednesday afternoon as people of all ages splash into the summer. will officially open for business Wednesday afternoon as people of all ages splash into the summer.

Craig City Pool Complex will officially open for business Wednesday afternoon as people of all ages splash into the summer.

General hours of operation for the facilities —which include the wave pool, lap pool and diving area — will run from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with 5 to 7 p.m. designated family time, with children 12 and under required to be accompanied with a paid adult.

Weekend hours are 1 to 6 p.m.

Regular admission includes a daily fee of $4.50 for adults, $3.75 for students 12 to 17, $3.50 for kids 4 to 11 and $3 for everyone during family time hours.

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Ages 55 and older or 3 and younger are free.

Season passes are $90 for adults, $75 for students and $70 for kids. A family season pass for four immediate family members is $225 and $25 for each additional member.

Day pass packs are also available for $15 for five or $30 for 10.

Parents are reminded that outside floatation devices are not allowed, kids under 7 must always be joined by an adult, and pool staff members reserve the right to test swimming ability to ensure safety.

Swim lessons with an American Red Cross curriculum will be available starting June 6 with multiple classes available for toddlers through adults for a fee of $40 per session.

A lifeguard training class certifying students in CPR and First Aid will be available for ages 15 and older in August with a pre-course test determining swimming abilities July 19. Registration is $125.

Pool activities including lap swimming and water walking are available daily, while water aerobics, for both shallow and deep water, will start June 6 and run through August at a cost of $4 per day, $45 for one session or $80 for both.

Free senior water aerobics start June 2, a beneficial exercise to combat diabetes, arthritis, menopause, osteoporosis and other health concerns.

Numerous other activities will take place at the pool complex throughout the summer, such as the Family Dive-In Movie in July, moonlight water aerobics and family moonlight swim in August.

Also, Craig Sea Sharks will host its ABC Swim Meet with teams from across the Western Slope June 18 and 19, as well as the Seasonal State Championship Meet July 29 to 31.

City of Craig Aquatics Supervisor Sylvia Griffiths said she is looking forward to a great few months.

"We just want to have a safe and fun summer," she said.

For more information on the Craig Poll Complex and activities, call 970-824-3015.