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Boise pools now open, visitors must reserve timeslot

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Posted at 8:30 AM, Apr 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 15:56:00-04

BOISE, Idaho  — The City of Boise opened all four of its pools Friday.

Anyone with a season pass is able to reserve two-hour blocks of time at the pools up to a week in advance, the city announced May 12.

A modified Swim Team Clinic for swimmers 9 to 18 years old will also be available this year, the city announced. The city says year-round competitive swimmers will not be eligible for the clinic due to capacity limits and only inter-squad competition will be allowed.

Visiting city pools in Boise will look a little different for swimmers in 2021. Season passes for Boise pools went on sale April 26. A season pass is required for anyone heading to a Boise pool this summer, according to a press release.

Passes are $15 per person, regardless of age. Anyone who plans to use the Hydrotube slide at the Natatorium Pool will need to purchase a separate Hydrotube pass for an additional $5.

Adults 65 and older can sign up for a pass for free. Infants under the age of six months don't need a pass if their parent or guardian has one.

Pool passes will be available to purchase by individual location, so Parks and Recreation officials suggest customers buy a pass for the pool they visit most frequently.

Pools will be open until Monday, September 6. Once an opening date is announced, swimmers will need to reserve a two-hour swim session in advance at one of the four locations.

The following locations will be open this summer and require season passes:

All pools will operate at 50% capacity to allow for social distancing and masks will be required when not in the water. For more information on pool safety and operations, head to the Boise Parks and Recreation website.