BROKEN BOW—The Broken Bow Aquatic Center will open Wednesday, June 1 at 12:30 p.m. Pool manager Laurie French has worked for the pool for more than 20 years and has served as manager for the past seven years. She is excited for another summer season!
“It’s great and I love it. It’s just so much fun because our facility is beautiful. I’m very proud of it. We get lots of compliments on our pool and the zero-depth entry is fantastic for families that bring young kiddos. It’s just so much fun!” French told KCNI/KBBN.
French is grateful for the crew of lifeguards this summer. Lifeguards are CPR certified every year and trained on various water and safety skills. At least seven or eight lifeguards need to be available for the pool to open. French also thanked the parks department and city officials for maintaining the pool and getting it ready for opening day.
12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Adult swim: M-F from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Night Swim: M-F from 6:30 to 8 p.m. $1
Saturday and Sunday:
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Ages 0-4 $1.00
Ages 5 and up $3.00 (Swimmers & Spectators)
$95.00 per family
$45.00 single pass
$125 commercial pass up to 6 individuals (Names must be listed on the pass. Pass is valid Monday – Friday 12:30-5:00 Only. Pass only valid when attending with Group.)
$20 adult pool pass to use only during adult swim time M-F from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Kids under age 8 need to be accompanied by someone 13 or older. Please call the pool office, 872-5177 for more information beginning on May 26.
Red Cross Swimming Lessons: Will begin on a Wednesday and end on the following Tuesday. Sessions last for five days.
“I am very very grateful for our Salvation Army here in Custer County. They do a marvelous job of helping us finance those swimming lessons for kiddos. We receive a grant–matter of fact I just got it a couple weeks ago–and that defers the cost, keeps the cost down low,” French said.
Session 1 June 8,9,10,13,14
Session 2 June 22,23,24,27,28
Session 3 July 6,7,8,11,12
Session 4 July 20,21,22,25,26
Level 1 (Must be 5 or going into Kindergarten) 5:05-5:35 p.m.
Level 2 11:40 a.m. -12:10 p.m.
Level 3 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Level 4&5 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Preschool (must be at least 3 yrs old) 5:45-6:15 p.m.
Cost: Cost: $30.00 per session with a summer season pass or $40.00 per session without a summer season pass. You may begin to register beginning on May 26 at 9:00 a.m. at the Broken Bow Pool. Please come to the pool (1053 Laurel Dr. Broken Bow, NE 68822) and pay at the time you register–reservations are not taken over the phone.
Private Lessons are arranged between parents and the instructors. Fees for private lessons are $95.00 per student for 5 lessons.
Other area swimming pools are planning to open for the 2022 season. Contact the pool or village office for details about pool hours, admission, and swimming lessons.
Ansley Swimming Pool 409 Nile Street: Village Clerk Lanette Doan told KCNI/KBBN the pool is set to open in early June. Village office: 308-935-1467
Arnold Swimming Pool 200 S. Broadway: The Arnold pool usually opens in early June. Open seven days a week until mid-August from 1–5 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. except on Saturdays. Adult swim time is at 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Babies swim free in the baby pool. Don’t forget to sign up the youngsters for public or private lessons. Village Clerk: 308-848-2228
Sargent Swimming Pool 103 S. Hwy 183: The Sargent pool will most likely open between June 1 and June 4. City Clerk: 308-527-4200