Fun comes in waves at Craig pool |

Fun comes in waves at Craig pool

Aspen McNeiley gets a splash in the face while riding the waves on an inflatable tube at the Craig Swimming Complex.
Michelle Balleck

Craig Swimming Complex

Hours: 1 to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost: $3.75 for adults, $3 for 12- to17-year-olds and $2.75 for 4- to 11-year-olds. Annual passes are $70 for adults, $64 for students and $52 for children ages 4 to 11 For More: (970) 824-3015

The Craig Swimming Complex is a popular children’s attraction because it boasts one of only two wave pools on the Western Slope.

Waves are on 10 minutes, then off 10. Swimmers can body surf the swells or rent a raft to ride them for $1.50.

The pool begins at zero-depth and increases, which makes it perfect for swimmers of all ages.

The complex also has a six-lane L-shaped pool with a 12-foot deep diving well.

The pool, at 605 Washington St., is open from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Family time is from 5 to 8 p.m. on weekdays. It’s a time when all children younger than 12 must be accompanied by paid adults.

Friday afternoons are “Funtastic Friday” at the pool. At 3 p.m. there are relay races, splash contests, obstacle courses and more fun.

The pool is a great place to get in shape. Among the offerings of the Craig Parks and Recreation Department are moonlight swimnastics, water walking, lap swimming, water aerobics and senior swimnastics.

Swim lessons are also available for ages 3 through adult. Call 826-2029.

For those looking to relax, there are grassy areas for sunbathing and trees for shade. When they’re done swimming, families can visit one of two play structures located on either side of the pool complex or picnic on one of several tables provided.

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