The Cedar Rapids municipal pool swimming season will begin Memorial Day weekend with pre-season swimming at Bever Pool on Saturday, May 28; Sunday, May 29; and Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day). Lap swims will be held from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. each day and open swims from 1:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Monday. Bever, Ellis and Jones Pools, and Cherry Hill and Noelridge Aquatic Centers will open for summer season swimming on Friday, June 3 with lap swimming from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and open swimming beginning at 1:00 p.m. Swim schedules for the pools vary. Go to or the Play! guide for the complete schedules.


Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Summer Swim Passes are on sale until July 1. Season passes provide admission to Open, Family, Adult 50+, and daily Lap Swims as age appropriate. The passes are valid May 23, 2011, through September 5, 2011. An additional discount is available if you still have last year’s passes. Go to for more information on swim passes and to download the 2011 form.


Call Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation, 286-5731, for more information.


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