Welcome to Salida Recreation & Hot Springs Aquatic Center!
Call us: (719) 539-6738 | Visit: 410 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 | Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2015 Water Fitness Punch Cards will be available for sale at the pool beginning December 15!
Each punch card costs $40 and is good for 12 punches at any of our water fitness classes. Save $2 – $5 per class in the months of January and February. This special is part of the 2015 Salida Recreation Fitness Challenge. This is our 5th year of dedicating much of our January and February programming to the Fitness Challenge, and we’re more excited than ever to support your health, fitness and wellness goals.
The pool will close at 5:30pm on Saturday, December 6 for staff to attend a City wide employee holiday celebration. Thank you for your understanding!
Our annual food drive at the pool begins December 1!
Bring in two non-perishable food items and receive half off your regular daily admission price throughout the month of December! All items will be donated to local food banks. Thank you for joining us in this effort to give back to the community while you earn money towards your admission.
I would like to express gratitude to Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort for their generosity in allowing members of the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center to use their facility at a highly discounted rate.
Aquatic Center staff hosted a weekly fitness class at Mount Princeton, which was very well-attended. Both class attendees and our staff loved working out in the picturesque setting below Mount Princeton.
Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center staff also hosted 2 middle school pool parties at the resort. Over 50 kids rode the bus or drove up to Nathrop for each event. It was a great excuse to get out of town and experience a change of scenery.
Thanks to the willingness on behalf of Mount Princeton and their staff to work with our members, many of our members were able to keep up with their water fitness and relaxation routines.
I would also like to send out a special thanks to our patrons for having patience as this project was in progress. You have been missed these last two months and I am so excited to see folks returning to the Aquatic Center!
Arts and Recreation Director, City of Salida
YOUTH STROKE CLINIC COORDINATOR
Salida Recreation and Hot Springs Aqautic Center is searching for an individual to coordinate volunteer instructors and staff for a weekly lap stroke clinic for kids of all ages and ability levels. A competitive swimming background is preferred. This person will lead volunteers in managing the kids through an hour-long program consisting of a dry-land warm-up, in water drills and games and cool down session on Monday evenings into March. Please contact Maggie with questions or interest.
We are SIMPLIFYING our Aquatic Center schedule with the intention of making it easier to read and follow. MELLOW MORNINGS is the new name for our discounted morning swim time held 6 days a week from opening until 1 pm.
During this time frame, the pool will be open for lap swimming, swim team practice, fitness classes, parent-tot, and soaking, as before. Also as before, youth will not be allowed to be in the pool unattended (with the exception of lap-swimmers) during this time, as we want to preserve to calm and mellow character of mornings at the Aquatic Center. The diving board and slide will not be open during Mellow Mornings.
What is different is that each of these activities, with the exception of fitness classes, are not called out individually on our schedule. We have so many things going on that we are hoping this will make our calendar look cleaner and be easier to use. The intent is that the pool is available for any of these uses during this time, with one exception: during classes marked (LP) on the schedule, the leisure pool may be fully or partially be closed to other uses.
We also offer a detailed lap lane availability calendar, available at the front desk or online, along with the swim team schedule. We welcome questions, feedback and suggestions – we are committed to working together to make the most of our unique facility!
You will also notice an ABBREVIATED AFTERNOON on Mondays. This is also special discounted time for the month of November, open to all.
Family Night will continue on Thursdays, from 5 – 8 pm, with the discounted prices.
The discounted prices remain $5 for adults, $3 for youth 6 – 17, and $2 for children 5 and under.
Staff and contractors are working diligently finishing projects, cleaning and putting the Aquatics Center back together. Barring anything catastrophic happening, we will be ready Sunday at noon to welcome all of our Aquatic family back to the pool.
The fall rehabilitation project included seven priorities providing for the long-term viability of the Aquatic Center facility. We are proud to say that the Contractors (DSI) have addressed all seven of the priorities and city staff have completed a number of additional projects, which included painting of the locker-rooms, repainting of lane lines and strikers in the pool basin, refinishing of floor surfaces, stripping/refinishing of all wood benches and a deep cleaning of the entire facility. Additionally, city staff repainted curbs and completed various landscape improvements around the facility.
Salida Recreation would like to express gratitude to Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort for their generosity in allowing our members to use their facility at a highly discounted rate. Our fitness class attendees loved working out in the picturesque setting at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort. For our Jive and Dive events there were over forty attendees each time we utilized the resort for our activities.
Our November schedule has a new look, we like to think we are simplifying it with the intention of making it easier to read and follow. It can be found on our website at salidarec.com. Mellow Mornings is the new name for our discounted morning swim time, which will be six days a week from opening until 1:00 pm. This time frame is for open lap swimming, swim team practice, fitness classes, parent-tot and soaking. Abbreviated Afternoon is also a special discounted time open to all for the month of November, which will be on Mondays from 4:30-6:30 pm.
All of our regular water fitness programs are back and don’t forget to check out the ever popular kayak roll sessions will return on Monday nights from 7:00-9:00 pm. In addition, we have a great line-up of recreation programs scheduled through the end of the year!
We would like to send out a special thanks to our patrons for having patience as this project was in progress. We have missed you these last two months and are just as anxious as you are for your return.
Barring any major issues in the next few days, we’re still on track to open the pool at noon on Sunday, November 9. Thank you all for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you back at the pool soon!
We’re holding a Hawaiian Luau Potluck on Tuesday, November 11, and everyone is invited! The luau will celebrate the re-opening of the pool and also the accomplishments of the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center Swim Team, who collectively swam the distance from the west coast to Hawaii, a distance of 2,500 miles. This will be a potluck style event, and you are all encouraged to bring some kind of side dish. The Rec Department will provide the pulled pork (from Scanga). Cost is $5 per person, which includes swimming! We’ve missed seeing all of our patrons during the pool closure, and look forward to having you all back at the pool! Luau will begin at 5:30pm.
Please RSVP to Laura, ideally by tomorrow afternoon, November 6, at Laura.Pintane@cityofsalida.com so we can ensure we have enough pulled pork for everyone.
Construction crews have been hard at work at the pool as soon as we closed in mid September.
In the past few weeks, crews have finished replacing sheet-rock with a water-resistant concrete backer-board in the clear story and have applied a light wall texture.
They are now working to insulate and enclose areas to increase the efficiency of the heating and cooling system of the building. While doing so, crews are also making necessary repairs to surrounding areas effected my moisture in the building. Next steps in the project will include refinishing the surfaces of the clear story and hanging the new duct work.
City staff has continued making improvements to the facility by repairing ceilings in the restrooms, painting walls and applying a new coating to the floors. The wood benches have been removed and are being refinished in preparation of reopening next month. Staff is also performing a deep cleaning of the basins and surrounding surfaces as it has been done regularly in the past. You will also notice that exterior surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned and the cedar siding re-stained.
Stay tuned for more updates as this project progresses!
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will close Sunday at 6 pm for a two month period in the fall to complete a much needed maintenance project. The projected dates of this closure are September 15 – November 8. The purpose of this project is to address humidity issues and make repairs to the clearstory, windows and the make-up air unit in order to provide a more comfortable atmosphere and prolong the life of the building, which was built in 1937. Local company Diesslin Structures, Inc (DSI) has been contracted to complete this work.
Temperature control and humidity have been problems at the Aquatic Center for many years, and a project of this magnitude was deemed essential in order to protect the pool building cavity. DSI has assembled a team of experts in indoor pool design and mechanical design who will evaluate the current system and propose solutions to address the issues. DSI and City staff will manage the team working on the Salida Hot Springs Pool project.
Together DSI and city staff have identified seven priorities for the project:
- Analyze the Make-up Air Unit (MAU) to determine its long or short term suitability to supply the proposed new ductwork configuration in the clearstory.
- Provide new aluminum duct to supply the clearstory.
- Repair existing water damage in the clearstory area. Repair cold air infiltration in the building cavity, using closed cell foam.
- Re-paint trusses and miscellaneous steel, eliminating rust and peeling paint.
- Replace current duct socks with aluminum duct.
- Repair and insulate end wall moisture condition.
- Repair exterior trim of the structure.
About the Salida Hot Springs Public Pools
The Salida Hot Springs Pool is the largest indoor hot springs facility in the country. Our water is gathered from an underground springs eight miles up the road, high in the Rocky Mountains. From there, it is piped directly to our pools through insulated pipeline, delivering fresh hot water continually. This sparkling clear, odorless water was originally enjoyed by the area’s first inhabitants, the Ute Indians. We now respect and enjoy this water for it natural refreshing and warming qualities.
The Salida Hot Springs Pool public facilities consist of a large 25 meter, 6 lane pool, and a smaller, hotter soaking and play pool. The large pool dominates a large portion of the building, and at approximately 84° – 86°, this pool is delightful for swimming, diving and recreational play. Two lap lanes are usually available, with mornings set aside for several lanes of lap swimming in addition to fitness classes.
The smaller pool has a zero-depth entry as well as a stair-entry, making it easily accessible. The depth gradually increases to four feet, and the temperature ranges from approximately 97° – 100°. These qualities makes this pool ideal for aqua-therapy, soaking, and young children.
Additionally, there is an ADA compliant lift that allows for easy access into either pool. Each pool features a stepped entry with handrails to further ease entry.