The summer swim season officially dives in this Memorial Day weekend at Taylor Pool with open swimming sessions slated for 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Admission for each session is $1 per person.
Taylor Pool manager Jim Quinlan said past holiday weekend turnouts have varied depending mostly on the weather.
With forecasters predicting a warm three days, Taylor could turn into a popular spot to cool off, Quinlan said.
The manager also assures everyone that the pool will be an enjoyable and safe facility for all its users. A strong contingent of veteran lifeguards from last year have returned to oversee the pool. That crew is supplemented by guards who only weeks ago completed a comprehensive Red Cross training session.
Next week and throughout the remainder of the summer, the pool schedule will begin weekday mornings with Pike swim team practice from 6:30 to 8:55 a.m.
The highly popular adult aerobic classes will be held weekdays from 9 to 9:55 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:25 p.m.
Swimming lessons in five two-week sessions will be offered from 10 a.m. until 12:55 p.m. Each of the lessons, in seven levels, lasts about 25 minutes.
Level one, for beginners, is "water exploration." Level seven, the highest, is for advanced skills.
Class sizes are limited so Quinlan urges parents to register their children as soon as possible. Registration began May 17.
Open swimming will continue daily from 1 to 5 p.m.
Call the Payson Parks and Recreation Department at 474-5242, ext. 272 for more information.