Tazlynn Brooks, 2, pours water over her swim instructor Katie Ehlers, 16, during a free learn-to-swim session at Portal Pool Saturday, May 22, 2010.The Colorado Springs Swim School will manage the Portal Pool and Wilson Ranch this summer and will haver classes in the morning and public swim in the afternoons. See www.csswimschool.com for more information. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
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Tazlynn Brooks, 2, pours water over her swim instructor Katie Ehlers, 16, during a free learn-to-swim session at Portal Pool Saturday, May 22, 2010.The Colorado Springs Swim School will manage the Portal Pool and Wilson Ranch this summer and will haver classes in the morning and public swim in the afternoons. See www.csswimschool.com for more information. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Want to cool off in Colorado Springs and looking for a public swimming area? Here are some options: 

Portal Pool3535 N. Hancock Ave., 719388828710 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - SaturdayNoon - 6 p.m. Sunday

Monument Valley Pool220 Mesa Road, 719578663610 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - SaturdayNoon - 6 p.m. Sunday

Memorial Park Recreation Center280 S. Union Blvd., 71938559847:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday - Friday9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday

Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center3920 Dublin Blvd., 71938565088 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday - Friday9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday

Prospect Lake Beach619 Prospect Lake Drive, 719227179611 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Sunday

Wilson Ranch Pool2335 Allegheny Drive10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - SaturdayNoon - 6 p.m. Sunday

OTHER OPTIONS

- VillaSport touts its pool as the largest facility in Colorado Springs. More than 360,000 gallons of water are available for laps, family swim, waterslides and lessons. The pool complex consists of four pools, including two indoor and two outdoor facilities. More info here.

- Manitou Pool & Fitness Center: The pool is kept at 83 to 84 degrees with lap swim and lessons available. More info here.

- Widefield Community Center: Lap swim and lessons are available. More info here.

- Water World: Easily the biggest swimming and water amusement park in Colorado can be found in Federal Heights - just north of Denver. More info here.

 

 

 

 

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