Private company will operate 3 city pools

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Colorado Springs Swim School will manage three pools this summer – Wilson Ranch, Portal Pool and the Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Some city swimming facilities were closed this year because of budget reductions.

Under an agreement with the city, Colorado Springs Swim School will keep two outdoor pools – Wilson Ranch and Portal – and one indoor pool – Aquatic and Fitness Center – open for public swimming, swimming lessons and other programs.

Outdoor pools open for the summer on May 29.

The Aquatic and Fitness Center at Memorial Park will re-open on or about September 1.

The city will continue to operate Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center and pool.

Although boating permits are available at Sertich Ice Center, Prospect Lake’s beach and swim area, as well as Monument Valley and Valley Hi pools, will remain closed through 2010.