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Scottsdale Pools to reopen in phases beginning May 26

It wouldn’t be summer in Scottsdale without spending some time in the sun and splashing in the pool! Scottsdale’s Parks and Recreation department is ready and excited to present its summer aquatics programs; and is doing so in a thoughtful, phased approach.

On May 26, three of Scottsdale’s pools will open for lap swim only. Cactus, Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Centers will have their available lap swim hours posted on the city’s website by Monday, May 18. To view those hours and admission costs, visit, and search ‘aquatics’.

Swim lessons, recreation swim and recreation dive teams practice will begin the week of June 22 at Cactus, Eldorado and McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Centers. Registration for those will begin May 26 for Scottsdale residents and May 27 for non-residents. View the classes and register by visiting, search ‘swim lessons’. Learn about our recreation program by searching ‘rec swim’.

Scottsdale is tentatively planning to offer public swim and re-institute water exercise classes later in the summer. The pool fitness centers will remain closed while the city finalizes plans to reopen them. Chaparral Pool, Scottsdale’s non-heated pool that typically opens in the summer, will remain closed.

As city buildings, amenities and programs re-open to the public, each individual plays a critical role in the community’s health: please stay home if you are sick or have any symptoms of illness; wash or sanitize your hands frequently; stay six feet away from others wherever possible and cover your nose and mouth when you can’t keep your distance.

Stay up to date with Scottsdale’s aquatic program by visiting and search ‘aquatics’.

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