Wichita area pools opening over Memorial Day weekend

Josh McElroy, 13, does a flip off the diving board at McAdams swimming pool in July 2015.
Josh McElroy, 13, does a flip off the diving board at McAdams swimming pool in July 2015. File photo

Despite the recent stormy weather, outdoor Wichita-area pools plan to open over Memorial Day weekend for the summer.

The North, South, Northwest and Andover YMCAs will open Saturday. City of Wichita pools and Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park in Derby will open Monday.

“Unless there’s lightning in the area or extreme cold temperatures, we will open,” said Shelly Conrady, YMCA vice president of marketing and communications. “My guess is the water temperature will be a little cool, but we always have some eager swimmers who will dive in.”

City of Wichita pools

Hours: To find hours for specific city pools, go to www.wichita.gov/Government/Departments/Park/Pages/Aquatics.aspx.

Prices: Children 17 and under, $2; adults, $3; family rate (6 people), $8. Individual season pass, $50; family season pass (4 family members), $150

Coupon books: 50 coupons for $60; 25 coupons for $40 (one coupon admits one child or one adult)

Free swim days

Harvest: June 5

McAdams: June 10

Boston: June 13

Aley: June 25

College Hill: July 4

Minisa: July 10

Orchard: July 17

Linwood: July 18

Evergreen: July 30

Rock River Rapids Aquatic Park

Hours: Daily 12:30 to 7 p.m. Tot Time (ages 5 and under), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays

Prices: 0-2 years, free; 3-17 years, $8; 18-59 years, $9; 60 plus, $8; after 5 p.m., $5

Season passes: $70 each (10 percent discount if purchased by Friday)

Special events: For special events and more information, visit derbyrec.com/index.aspx?nid=352.

North YMCA, South YMCA, Northwest YMCA and Andover YMCA

Hours: Daily 1 to 7 p.m.; Toddler Time (ages 6 and under), 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Prices: Members, free; nonmember individual day fee, $10; nonmember family day fee, $18

Classes, features: To find exercise class schedules and specific location features, visit www.ymcawichita.org/waterparks.

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