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The Swimmery Colorado Springs
Do you sell Day Passes to the Public?
NO. Our members seek us out for the small-town atmosphere of The Swimmery because they prefer to avoid the masses of people at public pools and huge clubs. For this reason, we do not sell guest passes to the general public. Members may bring guests for $10 per guest per day, and nonmembers considering joining The Swimmery may purchase a 4-day Discovery Membership to enjoy as they make their decision.
Do you have to live in Village 7 to be a member?
No, The Swimmery is a privately-owned pool that welcomes members from all over town.
Do you sell snacks?
Yes, we sell an assortment of prepackaged chips, ice cream, and beverages. We also offer prepackaged hot snack items such as hot pockets, pizza, and quesadillas.
How old do kids have to be to go to the pool without an adult?
All children entering the water must pass a swim test. Swimmers age 11 and older do not require being accompnanied by an adult. However, teens must be at least 16 years old in order to supervise siblings younger than 11. For example, a 14 year old would not be permitted to come to the pool with a 4 year old without adult supervision. A 16 year old, could however, accompany a 4 year old, as long as our staff observes the teen vigilantly supervising the younger child. In the event that the teen is not supervising appropriately, our staff has the discretion to send them home or require an adult to join them.
What is your water temperature?
We keep our water temperature between 79 and 82 degrees. On warm days, it may get up to 84 degrees. However, the water temperature affects the water quality. The warmer
the water, the more quickly the chemicals dissipate and the more likely the water quality is to be compromised. We have found that our kids and families enjoy the water temperature right around 82 degrees, which is a good temperature for both comfort and water quality.
Do you have to be a member to take swim lessons?
Nonmembers are welcome to reigster their children for swim lessons, swim team, life guard classes, birthday and private parties. Nonmember rates for these services are offered at full price. As a member, however, you would receive discounted member rates.
Frequenly Asked Questions
What is your weather policy?
Lightning requires immediate evacuation of the swimmers from the pool and all guests to move to a covered area for 30 minutes. When lightning strikes again during that 30 minutes, the timer starts over for a new 30 minutes. We keep a lightning detector on hand at all times so we know exactly how far away the lightning is. Lightning strikes can be fatal and we take this threat very seriously.
Afternoon rain showers typically do no cause the pool to close, however there are several factors that often necessitate closure.
a) Weather temperatures below 68 degrees
b) Forecasts calling for more than a 50% chance of rain combined with cooler temps
c) Heavy rain that doesn't let up
d) Lightning that doesn't let up
Do pool hours change after school starts?
Yes. Once our lifeguards are back in school, usually the second or third week of August, our hours are reduced during the week. Because most of our members' children also begin school around the same time, pool usage in August drops dramatically, especially on weekdays. For this reason, we will open after school during the week, but our hours remain the same on the weekends.
A Little About Us
The Swimmery, formerly known as Village 7 Swim Club, is a private, outdoor pool open from Memorial Day weekend through September 1 every summer. For over 40 years, kids and families have spent their summers here. The tradition continues today under the new ownership of Jacque Thurman, a mom, nonprofit professional, and long-time resident of Colorado Springs, who believes The Swimmery is not just a pool, but a vibrant gathering place that brings families and friends together to celebrate life and create lasting memories.
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