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Swim Center has wild way to stay cool

Leo Auchenbach escapes the outdoor heat for some indoor pool time Wednesday.
Brad Coman |

Diving off the diving boards, sliding down the water slides, climbing the rock wall, swimming inside or outside, are all open at the Carson Valley Swim Center.

With the heat rolling in many kids and families are taking advantage of it to stay cool.

Even Arizonan Tyler Anderson, 11, in the Valley visiting his grandparents, was enjoying making his splash on the water slides.

“It’s just a great place to be,” he said. “There is so much to do.”

Besides the usual toys and pools at the center, swim center Director Shannon Harris said there are new activities available like a new water toy called the Wibit, a giant indoor floating obstacle course that is available from 4:20-7 p.m. on Whacky Wibit Wednesday and 3-5:40 p.m. on Wild Wibit Sunday.

“It’s new this summer,” she said. “ We’ve already received over hundreds of responses from kids and even adults saying they love it and how much fun it is.”

Harris said they close the indoor diving pool and bring out the Wibit to the center of the pool of the deeper end.

Cameron Smith, 10, said he was the first kid to make it all the way across the Wibit without falling off.

“I love it,” he said. “I thought it was going to be hard, but it was really easy and fun.”

Harris said the Wibit is available for rent after hours and for parties and events hosted at the swim center.

Also new this summer is the Flick and Float, where swimmers enjoy a movie in the pool. Harris said people are welcome to bring their own tubes and folding chairs or they can rent some from the center. She said their next show is Aug. 13.

“We have all new programs here at the center along with our regular ones,” said Harris. “We encourage everyone to come down, get out of the heat and enjoy what we have to offer.”

The swim center opens at 5:30 a.m. for adult swim and 9 a.m. for the public and remains open until 7:30 p.m. daily. For more information call 782-8840 or visit http://www.cvswim.com.

The high temperature is forecast to be 102 today.