City offering ‘Splash & Dash’ and
‘Funday 4 Sunday’ promotions
RAPID CITY—City pools are open for the summer season!
The Parkview, Horace Mann and Jimmy Hilton pools opened June 1. The pools are open Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m.
The 50-meter outdoor pool at the Roosevelt Swim Center opened Memorial Day and will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5:45 p.m.
“It’s been a long winter and we’re looking forward to offering a fun and exciting summer at our pools,” said Teaghan Berkey, City Recreation Division specialist.
Special features this summer at the three city pools include a Splash & Dash special Mondays through Saturdays with half price entrance from 5 to 6 p.m. Also new this summer at all pool facilities: Sundays will include ‘Funday 4 Sunday’ with a group of four admitted for $11. Each additional person in the group is regular admission cost.
Many aquatic facilities in the area are struggling with numbers of lifeguards. Rapid City’s Recreation Division is continuing to promote lifeguard certification.
“We are still seeing aquatic facilities in our geographic area struggle,” said Barb Iwan, City Recreation Division aquatic specialist. “There is a continuing need for lifeguards. We are continuing to promote and push for more lifeguards. We also need instructors for swim lessons. Swim lessons are so important and we need instructors, not just for the summer but for the entire year.”
Iwan said a Red Cross water safety instructor training course is being added to the City’s recreation program offerings this summer.