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Frequently Asked Questions - Recreation Services

  1. Should my child wear goggles during swim lessons?
  2. Is fishing allowed at the Longmont Recreation Center pond?
  3. Why doesn’t the Longmont Recreation Center have swim suit spinners?
  4. If I am not going to swim, do I have to pay to watch my children in the pool?
  5. Why doesn’t the Recreation Center have weigh scales in the locker rooms?
  6. What are the pool temperatures at Recreation Services pools?
  7. Where can I rent gym space to practice volleyball or basketball?
  8. Can I find Athletic schedules and standings on line?

 

Revised: 6/16/09

 

Question Should my child wear goggles during swim lessons?

Answer Part of swimming is being okay if water ends up in one's eyes. It is recommended that beginner swimmers attend lessons without goggles until they are in a Seals class (preschoolers) or Level 3 (grade school) or until they are comfortable going under water without goggles. In cases where eye irritation is extreme, goggles are welcome at any level.


Q Is fishing allowed at the Longmont Recreation Center pond?

A Fishing is allowed by all ages at the Longmont Recreation Center Pond. All Department of Wildlife rules apply: only youth 15 years and younger are allowed to fish without a permit. There are no fees to fish. The pond is stocked with trout annually.

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Question Why doesn't the Longmont Recreation Center have swim suit spinners?

AnswerSurveying other recreation centers that have had the spinners, there were a number of disadvantages cited. Longmont Recreation Services has chosen not to purchase swim suit spinners given the unusual amount of maintenance required to maintain spinners properly, the potential for swim suit damage and safety concerns.

 

Question If I am not going to swim, do I have to pay to watch my children in the pool?

Answer This is both a No and Yes answer. At the Longmont Recreation Center and Centennial Pool, if your child(ren) are 6 and older, you may watch them swim at no fee. However, if your child(ren) are younger than 6, you need to be in the water with them and a daily admittance fee will be charged. At the outdoor swimming facilities, all individuals who enter the facility must pay, regardless of intent to swim.

 

Question Why doesn't the Recreation Center have weigh scales in the locker rooms?

Answer Keeping the scales out of the individual locker rooms has helped alleviate miss-use, vandalism and maintenance problems. Scales are available in the fitness area on the second level for your use.

 


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Question What are the pool temperatures at Recreation Services Pools?

Answer At the Longmont Recreation Center the lap pool is 81 degrees; the leisure pool is 86 degrees. The steamroom is 112 degrees, the Sauna 150 degrees and the spa 102 degrees.

Centennial Pool, a year-round indoor facility, keeps its pool around 83 degrees.

Sunset Pool, a seasonal outdoor facility, heats its water to 83 degrees.

Kanemoto and Roosevelt Activity Pools, both seasonal outdoor facilities, are heated to a balmy 85 degrees.

 

Question Where can I rent gym space to practice volleyball or basketball?

Answer Please call the St Vrain Memorial Building at (303) 651-8404 or the Longmont Recreation Center at (303) 774-4800.

 

Question Can I find Athletic team schedules and standings on line?

Answer Yes - visit the link for the Recreation Online Registration section. Then you will see the link for "Athletic Schedules & Standings". Select the sport you want, and choose schedule or standings.



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