The Friends of Aquatics are at it again!
And that is good news for folks who can’t afford swim lessons or just want ot take a dip on a summer day in Colorado Springs.
The Friends want everyone to know they will still help pay for lessons for anyone who can’t afford them at the city’s only public pool at the Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center.
Lessons are $45 for 10 sessions, 40 minutes each.
The Friends also will help pay for punch cards to Cottonwood’s spacious indoor wave pool, lazy river and water slide. They are $35 for 10 visits. That’s a discount from the normal $4.50 per visit fee for children.
In addition, Friends of Aquatics is still trying to raise $250,000 to subsidize pool operations in 2011. The city has only agreed to keep Cottonwood open this year. It closed public pools at Monument Valley Park and Valley Hi as well as the Prospect Lake beach.
The city has contracted out to a private company three facilities: Wilson Ranch and Portal pools and the Aquatic and Fitness Center at Memorial Park.
Here’s part of a letter the group is sending out soliciting sponsors who might want to buy a banner to hang at Cottonwood:
Here is a link to a previous blog I wrote on the group.