Friday, May 24, 2013
Nine beaches throughout the west metro open May 25 for the 2013 season, according to a park representative.
Are you looking for a place to cool off this summer? Three River Parks has several swimming options. Swimming Spots Hours of Operation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park is open until sunset Cost Swimming beaches are free and unguarded. Swimming ponds (Lake Minnetonka and Elm Creek) require a paid pass and small fee. Hours lifeguards are on duty vary. Visit the Lake Minnetonka Swimming Pond webpage or Elm Creek Swimming Pond webpage for details. Season passes are available. Infant and Children Children not toilet trained are required to wear swim diapers while in the beach and pond areas. Information provided by Three Rivers Park District.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Synchronized swimming is a sport for girls who love to do it all—dance, swimming and gymnastic moves.
Friday, June 15, 2012
(The following guest column comes from the Minnesota Synchronettes.) Swim season is here and Minnesota pools are filling with kids of all ages working on their strokes or learning how to swim. Mention “swim team” and you hear plenty of tales, comments and advice on swim team life. However, a few girls in the western suburbs experience a totally different kind of swimming than the usual race down the length of a pool—it’s called synchronized swimming. Do you have one of those girls who loves dance, loves swimming, loves gymnastic moves? Synchro ‘does it all!’ With synchronized swimming you don’t have to choose just one! A synchronized swimmer will tell you that they consider theirs the most difficult sport in the world because it is a …
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Looking for an escape close to home?
The Water Park of America, located in Bloomington, MN, is the largest indoor water park in the United States and Patch's pick for a Great Escape. The park features dozens of slopes, tunnels and tube slides to keep swimmers entertained for the day. In addition, the facility has a pool size and depth for every child and adult to safely enjoy. The best part? You can buy a day pass for the park or take advantage of a “stay and play” package deal. The package offers you and your family a room at the Radisson Hotel, which is attached to the water park, and access to the park. Food and beverages are also easily available at the hotel. If you didn’t get to travel for spring break this year, Water Park of America would be the perfect, inexpensive …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
On a cold winter night, the boys varsity heated things up at this fun-filled swim and dive meet.
Hopkins swimmers took to the water Friday night to take on Edina at the Art Downey Aquatic Center.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Renovations allowed the community center to expand its swimming programs.
Residents have more swimming opportunities at Eisenhower Community Center because of renovations that allowed the center to expand its programs and bring in more people. "The locker rooms and a few other areas needed an overhaul. It was a beautiful renovation, and it's fun to see these programs start," said Deb Ukura, youth program coordinator. During winter break, the pool will have open swim for third through sixth graders from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 27 through Dec. 29. Lifeguards are on duty. From Jan. 8 through March 19, the community center will host Saturday family swim from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The family swim allows parents to bring their children for a fun afternoon of jumping in, doggie paddling and floating. With open lanes and both …