Even if you don't have your own pool, or the community or apartment complex in which you live doesn't have one that you can use, there are community swimming pools that allow locals to swim for a small fee.
City of Apache Junction Parks & Recreation
The Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center in Apache Junction. Pay as you go, or get a season pass for the entire summer. Pass holders have access to Lap Swimming, Open Swim and family nights for free. There is an additional charge for swim team, swim lessons, special events and water aerobics. Open during the summer only.
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The Buckeye pool features a circular pool slide, as well as two fountain play areas at the entrance to the zero depth pool. Morning aerobics, lap swim, water aerobics, swimming lessons, night swim. Season passes available. Open during the summer only.
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The City of Chandler operates six public swimming pools. Operational hours of each pool are set to coincide with the school calendar for the district in which each facility is located. Chandler swimming pools typically open earlier in the season than the public pools in other communities which usually don't open until Memorial Day weekend.
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The Town's public pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The pool is adjacent to a large park that has huge shade trees.
The Town of Gilbert offers public swimming at four pools. You'll find public swimming sessions, swim lessons, aquacise classes, junior lifeguard programs, youth swim and dive teams, zero depth areas, kiddie slides, double water slides, diving boards. Pools open from end of May to early August. Gilbert public swimming pools are all closed on Sundays (2013).
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In 2011 the City of Glendale significantly cut back on the number of public swimming pools it operates, from eight to two. Summer programs offered at the two 'full-service' City of Glendale Pools and Aquatics Centers include synchronized swimming, water polo, swim and dive teams, Junior Lifeguard/GuardStart, special events and swim lessons. Foothills Recreation & Aquatic Center is open year round for lap swimming and aquatic classes and lessons.
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The Goodyear pool offers open swim, family fun nights, Goodyear Community Days/Events, swim pass, swim team, dive team, swim lessons and water aerobics. The pool is typically open from mid-May through late September.
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Maricopa is actually in Pinal County, but it is close enough to Greater Phoenix that residents of the southern part of Maricopa County may find this pool convenient. The Copper Sky Aquatic Center is open to the public from Memorial Day through mid-September. Year-round lap swimming is available by membership only. It has open and lap swim. The leisure pool has a water slide, a six foot rock-climbing wall, a lazy river, an interactive splash pad and an eight-lane competitive lap swimming pool. Daily passes or memberships offered.