Bowie, Nocona pools prepare to open this week

With the official start of summer underway this Memorial Day weekend, the local swimming pools are preparing to open for the season.

“Splash Day” at the City of Bowie Swimming Pool will be 1 to 6 p.m. on June 4 providing free swimming. Daily hours for the pool this summer will be 1 to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Admission is $3.

The Summer Recreation program runs June 6-July 1, 8 a.m. to noon, Monday-Friday. There is a $2 charge per day per child.

Summer Rec is open to children who are at least in kindergarten, and not older than 15 years of age.

Children will enjoy supervised games, sports, arts and crafts, music and swimming. Permission forms will be available on the first day, but they also can be picked up at the city office, pool and schools.

The pool staff also will conduct mini swimming lessons May 31-June 3. Cost is $24 for children ages three and older. Session times are 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. if needed. To sign up call Pool Director Cheryl Cromleigh at 940-445-9025.

The Nocona Swimming Pool, operated by the Nocona Independent School District opens for the season on June 3. The hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

The cost to swim is $4 per day. Individual and family season passes are available. Swimming lessons will be announced at a later date. according to pool officials. Questions may be directed to 825-6920, or 940-389-0440 after June 3.