Taylor Pool Open Through July

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Payson's municipal swimming pool, Taylor Pool, opened for business May 27 and will close July 25, prior to the school year resuming.

Every afternoon, from 1 to 5 p.m., the pool is available for open swimming. Admission is $2 per person. Daily pool passes are offered -- 10 for $15 -- at the Payson Parks and Recreation office in Green Valley Park.

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The Payson Swim Team registration continues through May 26. The group is open to children ages 7 to 18. The younger participants, ages 7 to 10, practice from 6:30 a.m. to 7:25 a.m, Monday through Friday -- which might explain the chilled expressions on the faces and the body language in the picture above.

At the pool

The pool is used for a variety of programs during other hours of the day:

Swim Team, 6:30 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.

Fitness Hour, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Swim Lessons, Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.

Parent and Tot, Fridays only, 10 a.m. to noon

Fitness Hour, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Swim Team is for young people, ages 7 to 18, and costs $50 per child. Contests are at Taylor Pool on Saturdays.

The Fitness Hour programs are for those 18 and older and cost $50 for the full season -- $25 after June 25. Participants may do laps or be led through an exercise program by a qualified instructor.

Swimming lessons will be offered in three, two-week periods, June 5-15, registration is May 22-June 2; June 19-29, register June 5-16; July 10-20, register June 19-July 8. The lessons are $20 per session.

Parent and Tot time costs $2 per visit for the parent and a child under 4. No instruction is provided, but lifeguards will be on duty.

Taylor Pool can also be rented for private functions.

The pool is at 504 N. McLane Road. Call (928) 474-2774 for information.

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