Summer Splash

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The Tucson Parks Foundation and the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department need your help to reopen city pools, some of which have been closed since the 2009 City budget reductions. Community and business partnerships along with donated funds, will allow the operation of additional pools.

The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and the Tucson Mayor and Council along with community partners, started the “Bring Back the Splash” campaign in 2012 to open one pool at a time. Our community partners and donors will benefit by helping us achieve our goal to continue to provide programs, swim lessons, youth employment, physical health and quality of life to the community.

In 2012, we were able to raise nearly $100,000 in funds from local businesses and donation sponsorships.  With that money six (6) additional pools were opened for the summer. Arizona is ranked #2 in the nation for child drowning. These tragedies can be prevented when Tucsonans have access to the quality swim programs provided at Parks and Recreation facilities. Thanks to a generous donation from the Tucson Police Department, the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department was able to offer swim lessons for just $2, allowing for a greater number of participants to take advantage of the program and learn-to-swim. Without the additional pools being opened we would not have been able to accommodate the number of lessons that were needed.

There were 6,182 total lessons throughout 757 classes (summer 2012) compared to 3,942 in 534 classes the previous summer (summer 2011). The total attendance at the pools also increased to 197,084 (June and July 2012) from 165,039 (June and July 2011). Funding has been secured for seven (7) pools in addition to the ten (10) seasonal pools to be opened. Our goal is to open additional city pools which require an additional $40,000-$60,000 per pool for two months of operation.

Individuals, organizations and businesses are encouraged to contact Parks and Recreation for information by calling 791-4877, emailing SummerSplash@tucsonaz.gov, or visiting www.tucsonaz.gov/parksandrec/aquatics

  • Swim KidsPay instantly via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or PayPal:

    $

    Large donations should be made via check or money order to avoid high credit processing fees.

  • Life GuardDonations can be made by mailing a check or money order to:

    Tucson Parks Foundation
    c/o Summer Splash
    600 S. Alvernon Way
    Tucson, AZ 85711

    Please don’t send cash.

    • Learn-to-Swim Champion $5,000+

      • Small Logo on banners at all open pools
      • Small Logo/Link on website presence for the current Summer Splash Sponsorship Year
      • Name or logo recognition in all flyers, posters, maps, press releases, e-newsletters and all media pertaining to the campaign
      • 5 Summer-Season Family Swim Passes
    • Swimmer’s Champion $10,000+

      • Medium Logo on banners at all open pools
      • Medium Logo/Link on website presence for the current Summer Splash Sponsorship Year
      • Name or logo recognition in all flyers, posters, maps, press releases, e-newsletters and all media pertaining to the campaign
      • 5 Summer-Season Family Swim Passes
    • Synchro Champion $15,000+

      • Large Logo on banners at all open pools
      • Large Logo/Link on website presence for the current Summer Splash Sponsorship Year
      • Name or logo recognition in all flyers, posters, maps, press releases, e-newsletters and all media pertaining to the campaign
      • 10 Annual Family Swim Passes
      • One-time Mayor & Council recognition - announcements
      • If funding allows, promotional items may be purchased with logo or name printed on items
    • High Diver Champion $25,000+

      • Summer Splash program Title Sponsor (For pool of choice based on availability) “Your Logo Presents the Opening of ‘Tucson Pool of Choice’ for Summer 2013!” (*pool to be determined from a list of options given by the Parks and Recreation Department on a first-come first-served basis)
      • Logo on banners at all open pools
      • Logo/Link on website presence for the current Summer Splash Sponsorship Year
      • Name or logo recognition in all flyers, posters, maps, press releases, e-newsletters and all media pertaining to the campaign
      • 15 Annual Family Swim Passes
      • If funding allows, promotional items may be purchased with logo or name printed on items
      • Logo and tag line printed at the bottom of EZEEreg receipts for swim lessons
      • One-time Mayor & Council recognition – announcements
      • Opportunity to set-up promotional booth at Summer Splash Celebration for pools at the beginning of the pool season
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  • Additional funds needed for Summer 2013. Priority order for Summer Splash Pools is identified numerically below and is subject to change.

    1. Jacobs Pool, 1020 W. Lind – FUNDED
    2. Purple Heart, Rita Ranch – FUNDED
    3. Menlo Pool, 1100 W. Fresno – FUNDED
    4. Mansfield Pool, 2000 N. 4th Ave.- FUNDED
    5. Palo Verde Pool, 300 S. Mann Ave.-FUNDED
    6. Himmel Pool, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. – FUNDED
    7. Freedom Pool, 5000 E. 29th St. – FUNDED

    8. Escalante Pool – 6900 Nicaragua – Still needs donations
    9. Kennedy Pool – 3700 S. Mission Rd. – Still needs donations
    10. Jesse Owens Pool – 400 S. Sarnoff – Still needs donations
    11. Mission Manor Pool – 6100 S. 12th Ave – Still needs donations