City Pools and Swim Lesson Information for Summer 2024https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3061Parks and Recreation3/29/2024 3:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3061/2024-Pool-Information.pngCity Pools and Swim Lesson Information for Summer 2024<div class="ExternalClassCB253964A40144BBA9D88F973895345C"><html> <p>​Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department staff looks forward to seeing community members at City pools during summer 2024 and would like them to be aware of important details about pool operations and dates for swim lesson registration. </p> <p>The department will open 16 pools all season long and an additional two pools, one in June and one in July, for a total of 18 pools this summer.</p> <p>Pools open for the entire season: <strong>Coronado, Cortez, Deer Valley, El Prado, Encanto, Falcon, Harmon, Madison, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Roosevelt, Starlight, Sunnyslope, Washington </strong><strong>pools.</strong> These pools will be open May 25-27, June 1-July 28 (closed Fridays).</p> <p> <strong>Cielito Pool</strong> will be open in June, as well as Memorial Day Weekend. The open dates for Cielito pool are May 25- 27 and June 1- 27 (closed Fridays). </p> <p> <strong>David C. Uribe Pool</strong> will be open in July from July 1-28 (closed Fridays).</p> <p> <strong>Select pools open for extended season include </strong> <strong>Cortez, Encanto, Maryvale, Paradise Valley, Pecos, Perry, Roosevelt, Sunnyslope pools. These 8</strong> <strong> </strong> <strong>pools will be open </strong>weekends through Labor Day. Open dates are August 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 and August 31 - September 2.</p> <p>Youth ages 17 and younger will receive FREE admission to swim at select Kool Kids pools. Adults can swim for $3 and seniors for $1 (age 60 and older). Kool Kids pools are as follows: <strong>Cielito, Coronado, David C. Uribe, Deer Valley, Encanto, El Prado, Falcon, Harmon, Madison, Maryvale, Perry, Roosevelt, Starlight, Sunnyslope, Washington pools.</strong> </p> <h3> Swim Lessons for Youth and Adults </h3> <p>Swim lessons at city pools will be available to adults and youth ages six months and older. Registration for June classes begins on April 25, at 12 p.m. Registration for July classes begins on June 14, at 12 p.m. Swim lesson dates are staggered throughout the summer, as listed below:</p> <ul> <li><p>Session A: June 3-13</p></li> <li><p>Session B: June 17-27</p></li> <li><p>Session C: July 1-11 </p></li> <li><p>Session D: July 15-25</p></li> </ul> <p>Due to the limited space available in each session and class, a registration waitlist will be maintained. The complete swim lesson schedule for 2024 and instructions about how to register is available on the <a href="/parks/pools/programs" target="_blank"><strong>Aquatics Programs webpage</strong></a>.</p> <p>Additionally, registration for swim lessons will begin at noon on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Arizona Diamondbacks, a select number of swim lessons will be provided at a discounted rate. <a href="/parks/pools/programs" target="_blank"><strong>Register online for swim lessons</strong></a>.</p> <h3> Kool Kids Pool Locations<br></h3><p> The Kool Kids program is the result of a partnership between the Parks and Recreation Department and the Milwaukee Brewers to provide free swim admission for kids 17 and under at 15 pools throughout the City of Phoenix. This year the Milwaukee Brewer's donated $60,683 and  Salt River Project (SRP) donated $10,000 to the program. </p> <p>Kool Kids pools are as follows: <strong>Cielito, Coronado, David C. Uribe, Deer Valley, Encanto, El Prado, Falcon, Harmon, Madison, Maryvale, Perry, Roosevelt, Starlight, Sunnyslope, Washington.</strong></p> <p>The Parks and Recreation Department offers the Jr. Lifeguard and Lifeguard Academy programs for kids who may be interested in becoming future lifeguards.  </p> <h3> Junior Lifeguard Academy</h3><p>Junior Lifeguard Academy is a free program that teaches more than lifeguarding techniques, first aid and CPR/AED training. This five-week program also teaches, leadership, responsibility, and teamwork to youths 13 to 17 years old. At the end of the program, participants will demonstrate what they have learned at the All-City Skills Showcase on Saturday, July 20. </p> <h3> Water Exercise Classes<br></h3><p>This summer we welcome back water exercise classes, Aqua Fit! Classes will be offered at select locations. Find a class time online at phoenix.gov/pools.</p> <h3> Swim Team Returns!<br></h3><p> Swim team is being reinstated at six locations. It is a five-week program designed to enhance and improve swimming strokes for children ages 7 to 17 years old. Children will practice and compete by age groups in recreational meets with other City of Phoenix swim teams.</p><p>Swim Team pools are as follows: El Prado, Encanto, Madison, Paradise Valley, Sunnyslope, Washington pools.<br></p><h3>Pool Locations</h3> <ul> <li><p>Cielito Pool, 4551 N. 35th Ave</p></li> <li><p>Coronado Pool, 1717 N. 12th Street</p></li> <li><p>Cortez Pool, 3434 W Dunlap Ave</p></li> <li><p>David C. Uribe Pool, 3801 W Cactus Rd</p></li> <li><p>Deer Valley Pool, 19400 N. 19th Ave</p></li> <li><p>El Prado Pool, 6428 S. 19th Ave</p></li> <li><p>Encanto Pool, 2125 N. 15th Ave</p></li> <li><p>Falcon Pool, 3420 W. Roosevelt St</p></li> <li><p>Harmon Pool, 1425 S. 5th Ave</p></li> <li><p>Madison Pool, 1440 E. Glenrosa</p></li> <li><p>Maryvale Pool, 4444 N. 51st Ave</p></li> <li><p>Paradise Valley Pool, 17648 N. 40th Street</p></li> <li><p>Pecos Pool, 17010 S. 48th Street</p></li> <li><p>Perry Pool, 3131 E. Windsor Ave.</p></li> <li><p>Roosevelt Pool, 6246 S. 7th Street</p></li> <li><p>Starlight Pool, 7810 W. Osborn Road</p></li> <li><p>Sunnyslope Pool, 301 Dunlap Road</p></li> <li><p>Washington Pool, 6655 N. 23rd Ave.<br></p></li> </ul> <p>Find more information about specific pool and office hours, call 602-534-6587 or email <a href="mailto:aquatics.pks@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">aquatics.pks@phoenix.gov</a>.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNewsparks-and-recreationSwim participants at Encanto PoolParks & Recpools, phoenixAdam Waltz602-781-1334602-534-6648adam.waltz@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/14/Adam_Waltz.jpgPhoenixParksCIty of Phoenix will open 18 pools this summer.



Critical Incident Briefing - June 2, 2024 - 1300 E Palm Lnhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3132Police6/14/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/S7eCR259vSYCritical Incident Briefing - June 2, 2024 - 1300 E Palm Ln<div class="ExternalClassF6728DFC318443239806AC68EA78E840"><html>​<strong>WARNING: The attached video may contain strong language as well as graphic images which may be disturbing to some people. Viewer discretion is advised.</strong><br><br>The Phoenix Police Department has released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video that includes audio, visuals and information related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) which occurred on June 2, 2024. <br><br>This incident began in the area of 13th Street and Palm Lane when Phoenix police officers responded to a call of a subject with a gun in the area. The 911 caller told the operator a man was armed with a gun and trying to steal her boyfriend's motorcycle.<br><br>When officers arrived, they drove into an alley and saw a man matching the description. The man was sitting on a motorcycle with a gun in his hand. As the officers were getting out of their patrol car, the man raised and pointed the gun towards officers. Both officers responded by firing their guns at the suspect. Evidence found at the scene indicated the man did fire his gun. After the shooting, the suspect dropped the gun and officers moved up to provide medical aid until the fire department arrived. The suspect was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.<br><br>There were no other injuries to any community member or officers.<br><br>The handgun used by the suspect was recovered on scene. One bullet casing from the suspect's gun was also located.  <br><br>Both officers involved in this incident are assigned to the Mountain View Precinct and have been with the department for six and four years respectively.<br><br>This incident is the subject of a criminal investigation to be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. <br><br>It is also the subject of an administrative investigation. <br><br>Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete.<br><br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideo
City of Phoenix Receives Findings Report from U.S. Department of Justice Investigationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/3129Police6/13/2024 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3129/20240108_151306.jpgCity of Phoenix Receives Findings Report from U.S. Department of Justice Investigation<div class="ExternalClass160C2BCA2C234CC8AA5BCC8F9220CD87"><html> <p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">The City of Phoenix (CoP) and Phoenix Police Department (PPD) are reviewing the findings from a nearly three-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">City leaders and members of the community are eager to read the evidence and insights provided by the DOJ which support its findings. “We are taking all allegations seriously and are planning to review this lengthy report with an open mind," City Manager Jeff Barton said in a message to City employees. “Self-reflection is an important step in continuous improvement, and our Police Department has demonstrated a commitment to reform by making improvements to policy, discipline, internal investigations and training," Barton went on to say.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;">As Phoenix city leadership has previously indicated, it is not in the best interest of residents to make any decisions that will affect public safety without adequate time to review the report. As stated to both the DOJ and residents of Phoenix, the City will take the necessary time to review the findings in detail before responding. The City of Phoenix has also issued a letter to the DOJ, <a target="_blank" href="/policesite/Documents/DOJ/Police_DOJ_Investigation_06-13-24.pdf">City of Phoenix Response to U.S. Department of Justice Report: June 13, 2024 (PDF)​</a>.​</span></p><p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;"> “We want to see not only what these individual incidents are that the Department of Justice refers to, but we also want to see whether it included policy change or whether it possibly included discipline, or other changes within the department as far as practices go," said Interim Police Chief Michael Sullivan.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:17.3333px;">The decisions made in response to the findings report will have long-term consequences for the City and its residents. For that reason, the City intends to take the necessary time to read and digest the report before any decisions are made.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;">The Phoenix Police Department has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement by enhancing policy, accountability and training. The City of Phoenix highlighted these, and other improvements in a report titled <a href="/policesite/Documents/DOJ/PPD_RoadtoReform_January2024.pdf" target="_blank">The Phoenix Police Department: The Road to Reform (PDF)</a>.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;">The City of Phoenix and Phoenix Police Department have cooperated with the DOJ's investigation for nearly three years. Thousands of requested documents and body worn camera videos have been provided, and access to trainings, interviews and ride-alongs were all granted by the City of Phoenix.<br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;">The City of Phoenix looks forward to continued dialogue with the DOJ and hopes to identify an effective resolution to this investigation that is in the best interest of the City and the community. For more information of the Department of Justice Investigation into the City of Phoenix and Phoenix Police Department, as well as resources on police reforms, visit <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/doj" target="_blank">Phoenix.gov/DOJ</a>.</span></p><br style="font-family:Calibri;font-size:17.3333px;"></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNews
Monsoon Preparedness-Swiftwater Rescue Traininghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/3128Fire6/13/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3128/Swift Water Rescue Training Newsroom Feature Image(12).jpghttps://youtu.be/a6zzKw3Ll0wMonsoon Preparedness-Swiftwater Rescue Training<div class="ExternalClass2C6A11B2C18C4AE8843C042E7B12CD1A"><html> <p>​Phoenix Fire Department recently began interagency swiftwater rescue training ahead of the start of the monsoon season. Keeping these skills sharp is important. Phoenix PIO Captain Rob McDade said "We want to perform this evolution on a scene, on an incident to where we've done it hundreds of times. The communication is seamless, everybody knows their role. This training is essential to make sure we're all on the same page, we all understand what the mission is, what the goal is." <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireVideo



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