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Friday, October 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Two Valley pools swim season ends this weekend; dog swim Sunday at Valley Mission Pool

Spokane Valley pools will be open until Labor Day, and will have a day set aside for dogs to swim before the summer swim season ends.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Spokane public pools prepare to close for the summer

Spokane-area residents only have a few days left before the region’s public pools close for the summer.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Unhealthy, smoky air prompts health warnings, forces closure of Spokane pools

The city’s six public swimming pools will be closed while choking conditions persist in Spokane, limiting access to a free relief from potential record-breaking heat. The city’s splash pads will …


Summer stock: DIY-ers create pools with tanks from the ranch-supply store

Executed correctly, stock-tank pools achieve a certain design aesthetic for a fraction of the cost of an in-ground pool.


Wading into waterborne illness: Spokane County pools have a clean record

That water you’re diving into might not be as clean as you think. A federal report found nearly 500 waterborne illness outbreaks from 2000 through 2014 traced to treated recreational …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

Why your pool’s lifeguard is more likely to be a senior citizen

Across the country, older adults and retirees are stepping up to the lifeguard chair – a job that historically has been a rite of passage for high-schoolers and college students.


Spokane-area public pools offer movies, lessons, end-of-year dog parties

Spokane area parks with aquatic facilities are offering several amenities this summer. The Spokane County Parks, Recreation and Golf Department, in partnership with the Spokane Federal Credit Union, the Spokane …


Spokane area pools hold open houses Saturday for free swim registration

Eager swimmers will be able to sign up Saturday at the city’s six municipally owned pools for free entry this summer, the first time everyone can get in without paying …


Ask Mr. Dad: Guidelines help keep kids safe in and around water

One of my family’s favorite things about summer is that we get to spend a lot of time in and around water, whether that’s at the beach or in a …


Splish-splash with water safety in mind

For those diving into wave-filled activities, regional recreation and safety leaders also remind residents to think about water safety. Drowning can occur within 30 seconds.


Dog swim sessions close out pool season

Pools in Spokane and Spokane Valley are going to the dogs this weekend to give pups a chance to frolic before the pools are closed for the year.


Free swim passes available through Spokane Parks Foundation

With temperatures reaching into the 90s this week, qualifying families can find relief from the record-breaking heat through Make a Splash in a Kid’s Life free swim pass handouts along …


Little League field, more planned at parks surrounding public pools

The Spokane County Parks Department will begin construction this summer at the Southside Aquatics Center, and secured funds for the northside pool, to add ball fields, paved paths and landscaping …


Health district campaign promotes pool safety

The Spokane Regional Health District is preaching pool safety this summer, tackling both drowning and recreational water illnesses with its Pool Safe campaign. “We want to make sure that the …


Beat the heat with Valley’s free pool day

Spokane Valley is celebrating the start of swimming season with free admission to the city’s pools Saturday. The city is hoping people take advantage of the free swim day to …


Popular cabins at Liberty Lake boost County Parks’ revenues

A long, hot summer and a pair of popular cabins on the banks of Liberty Lake were a boon to Spokane County’s Parks Department this year, as aquatics revenues hit …


Swimmers flock to city pools to celebrate closing week

The six-member Liljenquist clan arrived at Shadle Aquatic Center a half-hour before open swim began Monday afternoon, anticipating the crowds for a day of free swimming. As his older siblings …


Column: Readers remember hitting the pool in their birthday suits

The nude swimming item in last week’s Boomer U urban legends story generated several emails and phone calls from older men who confirmed that, indeed, boys throughout the 1940s, 1950s …


Retirement communities boost attractiveness with aquatics facilities

The parents of baby boomers grew up swimming in pools built in the 1920s and 1930s by city leaders worried that young people would drown in nearby lakes and rivers …


Help everyone get in the pool with donation

The pools are open, but a lot of kids aren’t swimming. The Spokane Parks Foundation’s Make A Splash in a Kid’s Life campaign gave out 210 pool passes in 45 …


Lessons go swimmingly for children of all ages

On the list of things you can do to help protect your children from some of life’s dangers, teaching them to swim is perhaps the easiest. And in the Spokane …


Pool hours cut under 2013 Spokane parks budget

Pool hours would shrink, senior and youth center funding would be cut and about four city employees would lose their jobs under a proposed Spokane parks budget for 2013.


Group aims to keep parks, pools vibrant

The Spokane Parks Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and has taken on a new project to keep money flowing to parks throughout the Spokane area. The organization …


Group aims to keep parks, pools vibrant

The Spokane Parks Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and has taken on a new project to keep money flowing to parks throughout the Spokane area. The organization …


County lowers pool fees

Spokane County’s Northside and Southside aquatic centers will start their seasons Friday with 33 percent lower prices. Admission will drop from $6 to $4 for users 6 and older, from …


Pools get ready to open; Splash Down starts today

Everyone grab your swimsuits and towels. The Spokane Valley pools are opening for business this week. All three city of Spokane Valley pools – Terrace View, Park Road and Valley …


County parks chief urges pool closure

Spokane County’s Holmberg swimming pool would close indefinitely under a plan presented to commissioners Tuesday. Parks Director Doug Chase said Holmberg pool, at 9615 N. Wall St., was little-used this …


Fundraising group offering free swim passes

This was the first summer that children had to pay to go swimming in city pools. Anticipating the hardship that would create for some families, the Spokane Parks Foundation created …


Economics shouldn’t jeopardize kids’ safety in the water

The reminders come every year, sometimes as tragedy, sometimes as relief. A child drowns, or almost does. Last week, there were two near misses – a 3-year-old girl at Witter …


Near drownings reported in Coeur d’Alene, Spokane

Two young children were saved from drowning by witnesses in separate incidents in the Inland Northwest on Friday.