EAC swimming pool remains open, Wellness Center temporarily closes

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Safford’s Kjierstyn Goodman dives at the start of a race last year. EAC’s pool will remain open during the newest closure mandated by the governor but the Fitness Center will be closed until July 27.

By Kris McBride

THATCHER — In compliance with Governor Doug Ducey’s statewide restrictions in response to rising COVID-19 numbers, Eastern Arizona College’s swimming pool will remain open, but its Wellness Center will close through July 27.

Swimming pool patrons will not be allowed to gather in groups of 10 or more in or near the pool, and capacity will be limited to 50 swimmers. EAC staff and lifeguards will monitor groups to ensure adherence to limitations.

Open swim hours for all ages will be Mondays – Saturdays from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. Night swims will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 – 9 p.m.

The adult lap swim class will meet on Mondays – Thursdays from Noon – 1 p.m. with a capacity of seven swimmers. Water aerobics will continue Tuesdays – Thursdays from 10 – 11 a.m. with a 24-person capacity.

The public can swim for $2 per person per day. Pool party reservations, season passes, and concessions will not be available for the EAC Swimming Pool.

Enroll Today for Fall 2020:  More online classes to choose from. Classes scheduled to begin on Aug. 24. Financial Aid is available for students who qualify. Call EAC’s Financial Aid Office at (928) 428-8287 for details. Register by calling EAC’s Records and Registration Office at (928) 428-8270, or online at www.eac.edu.

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