In order for kids to swim in the deeper pool, they must either wear a life vest or pass a swim test. Because next to the swim blocks were a couple climbing walls that you couldn't use a life vest to climb, Desert Boy immediately wanted to do his swim test. We asked the lifeguard what he had to do, and it was swim one lap of the pool. He had recently done this in Cedar City's Aquatic Center, so he knew he could do it. He jumped in one end and started doggy paddling, but quickly turned over and started doing backstroke/float. And sure enough, he made it!
So then it was off to the rock climbing wall. He didn't get very far up his first attempts, but after awhile made it about half way up.
Of course I had to give it a try!
Back in the kiddie pool, the kids were having an excellent time. The pool had some water buckets supplied to make for some great pouring fun.
And because pouring on the side of the pool just isn't good enough:
The aquatic center also had lots of ducks, which a couple of the little girls really loved.
Don't come between a girl and her ducks!
The pool was really attended on a Saturday afternoon.
So when can you come enjoy this watery wonderland? I couldn't find a website
or Facebook page yet for the White Pine County Aquatic Center, but here are their hours for the first month:
Update: And they do have a Facebook page.
And the phone is now installed and is 775-289-7700.
Here are a few more details for the summer 2014 season:
I was pleased to see that the aquatic center will have extensive hours for open swim and lap swim, as well as swimming lessons and aquacize class and senior swim.
Go check it out! The White Pine County Aquatic Center is really nice, and we hope to be there often.