6/19/2013 8:54:00 AM Cool off with Chino Valley's summer aquatic programs
Geri Kinsley/Review Jaelin Boloron plays in the mushroom water fountain at the Chino Valley Aquatic Center Thursday, June 13 on the last day of this session of swim lessons.
Third-year head lifeguard Joylnn Sears plays in the pool on the last day of this sessionís swim lessons Thursday, June 13. Sears slides down the slide with Miller Harding. Review/Geri Kinsley
Geri Kinsley Special to Review
Summer is here and it is HOT! What do you do to cool off? Have you checked out the Chino Valley Aquatic Pool Center?
The Aquatic Pool Center has swim lessons for the kids, water aerobics, lap ship, therapy swim and supervised swim with parent tot during the mornings different days and times of the week. The pool opens for the first session of afternoon swim at noon and closes at 2:30 p.m. The pool reopens at3 p.m. and closes at 5:30 p.m.
"We have combined several of our programs this year so most of the pool is in use throughout the day," said Keelin Blankemeier, pool manager. "I worked my way up the ladder here at the pool. I have been working as pool manager for the past three years now. During the off season I attend Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Flo., but I grew up just down the street."
The pool day-to-day operation was restructured during the off season this past year. The Parks and Rec Department was consolidated into the Public Works Department," said David Jaime, aquatic facility manager. When Jaime is not running the pool, he is working for the water sewer and utilities department for the Town of Chino Valley.
With all the changes the Aquatic Center is the best place in town to get cooled off and have fun with family and friends. Check out the website and pool schedule at www.chinoaz.net.