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May 31 2011

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Longview slates ‘Splash Day’ and events

To kick-off the summer swimming season, the City of Longview Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled Splash Day events offering free admission at Longview Swim Center and Ingram Pool.
Longview Swim Center, 1111 W. Fairmont St., will open for the summer with a free admission Splash Day from Noon – 8 p.m., Saturday, June 4. Located on the campus of Pine Tree High School, Longview Swim Center includes a recreation pool with water slide and raindrop spray feature as well as a competition pool with 8 race lanes and a diving area.
Ingram Pool, 1300 N. Tenth St., will open for the summer with a free admission Splash Day from Noon – 8 p.m., Saturday, June 18. Located at Ingram Park, the pool includes a water slide and raindrop spray feature. The opening of Ingram Pool had to be delayed by two weeks to allow for completion of maintenance to the pool liner. As a result of the construction, the Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled the Learn to Swim classes for the Summer I Session at Ingram Park. All other Learn to Swim sessions are expected to continue as scheduled.
For information about Splash Day or other aquatics programs, please contact the Longview Parks and Recreation Department at 903-237-1270 or visit Parks.LongviewTexas.gov.
Pool Admission and Season Passes:
Regular admission to the Longview Swim Center and Ingram Pool is $2 for adults 18 and over, $1 for children ages 4 to 17, and free for children ages 3 and under. Ingram Pool is open June 18 – August 11. Longview Swim Center is open June 4 – August 12. Season passes may be purchased for the following prices: $50 for youth, $75 for adults, and $100 for a family. Please note that only immediate family members residing in the household are considered family.

Special Events:
Other special events include Family Night every Tuesday night from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.; Itty Bitty Beach Party on July 15 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon at the Longview Swim Center; and the Dog Days of Summer on August 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Longview Swim Center. Also throughout the summer, swimming lessons will be available for children and adults. Classes include Introduction to Water Skills, Fundamental Aquatic Skills, Stroke Development, Stroke Improvement, Stroke Refinement, Swimming and Skill Proficiency.

City of Longview Pools and Splash Pads:
Longview Swim Center, 1111 W. Fairmont St.
Ingram Pool, 1300 N. Tenth St.
Paula Martin Jones Recreation Center Pool, 1230-B S. High St.
Broughton Park Splash Pad, 801 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Spring Hill Park Splash Pad, 738 Fenton Rd.

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