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The weird hot, then cold, then hot, then cold again weather the Verde Valley has experienced lately isn’t going to stop the Sedona Parks and Recreation Department from opening the Sedona Community Pool in West Sedona to the public Saturday, May 29.

With school coming to a close, it’s a perfect time for a little fun in the sun. Make sure to bring the sunscreen.

The good news for swim fans out there is the Sedona Community Pool, which is near Posse Grounds Park, will be open until Sunday, Aug. 8.

That gives everyone 10 weeks to come out and splash some water during free swim, take in a few laps, or join a water aerobics class.

Tom Hood/Larson  Newspapers The Sedona Community Pool is scheduled to open Saturday, May  29, to the public. The Sedona Community Pool is located behind West  Sedona School near Posse Grounds Park. Summer pool hours begin Saturday  and run until Sunday, Aug. 8.Either way, there’s something for everyone at the Sedona Community Pool.


First, we should immediately get out of the way what it actually costs to come swim this summer.

Admission for children ages up to 2 is free, while children up to age 3 to 17 cost just $2 a visit. For adults, it’s $3 a visit and for seniors 55 and over, it’s $2.

For a 30-visit children’s pass [ages 3 to 17] it’s $45, and for an adult 30-visit pass, it’s only $75.

Buying passes in bulk saves nearly 20 percent in the long run, making it easier on mom’ and dad’s wallets.

For aerobics classes, it’s $5 a visit or $40 for a 10-visit pass or $80 for a 20-visit pass.

Masters swim is $5 daily. Group swim lessons are $35, which includes eight classes over a two-week period. Each private swim lesson is $15.

Available Swim Times

Now that everyone knows what it costs, it’s time to address what’s available this summer at the Sedona Community Pool.

On Monday through Thursday, from 9 to 10 a.m. swimmers can enjoy aerobics classes and lap swimming. From 10 to

11:30 a.m., those interested in taking a swimming lesson can join a 30-minute session.

Swimmers must be registered to take an instruction class such as swimming lessons.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., individuals can swim laps during lunch while recreational swimming takes place from 1 to 4 p.m.

No lap lanes are present and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Finally, swim lessons take place from 5 to 6 p.m. in two, 30-minute sessions.

On Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. there is a masters swim which includes organized instruction on stroke techniques and for Tuesday through Thursday in the same time slot, aerobics and lap swim take place again.

On Saturdays and Sundays during the summer, aerobics and lap swimming takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. and recreational swimming is from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On Fridays, the pool is closed to the public.

More Information

The Sedona Community Pool is located at 570 Posse Ground Road behind West Sedona School.

For more information on the Sedona Community Pool and its summer hours, contact the Sedona Parks and Recreation Department at 282-0112 or visit the website, and click on the community tab marked “pool.”

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