Boise Will Open 4 Out Of 6 Municipal Pools June 11th
Anytime I drive by a public pool in Boise I always laugh as I mentally replay the scene from the Sandlot movie where the one kid acts as if he's drowning at the public pool so that the cute female life guard has to give him CPR. I always wonder how many kids have tried that since that movie came out years ago. Based on the year we've had we don't need life guards swapping spit with anyone whom absolutely doesn't need it, so today on the grand opening of the Boise municipal pools I hope I didn't give anybody any bad ideas ( but if I did I'm sure we will see the video on social media). According to their site, The city of Boise is opening 4 out of the 6 pools today, June 11th.
City of Boise outdoor pools opening this summer include:
- Borah Pool (801 S. Aurora Dr.)
- Fairmont Pool (7929 W. Northview St.)
- Ivywild Pool (2250 S. Leadville Ave.)
- The Natatorium & Hydrotube (1725 E. Warm Springs Ave.)
Just like in previous years swimmers will need to purchase a season pass ($15) and must reserve up to 2 hour swimming sessions. The sessions can be reserved online or over the phone up to a week in advance. If the Hydrotube at the Natatorium Pool is your jam, that is going to run you and additional $5. If you've been to the pools in the past I suggest you read the details below as there are capacity and social distancing rules in place compliments of the City Of Boise.
Pool Capacity and Schedules
"All four pools will operate at 50 percent capacity to allow for physical distancing at all times.
Each pool will have a daily schedule to accommodate various age groups and activities:
- Preschool splash times (under six years old) will be offered daily from 10 a.m. to noon at Ivywild and the Natatorium.
- Lap swim hours (ages 16 and over) will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon daily at all four pools with varying accommodations.
- Open swim will be broken into two-hour time blocks from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Capacity limits vary by pool and session.
There will be no re-entry once visitors leave the pool during their reserved swim session."
If you're concerned about health and safety at the pools you should know that there will be a 30-minute gap between two-hour swim sessions for cleaning and sanitizing.