Summer unofficially begins at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17, when the City of Eugene’s Amazon Pool opens to the public including for recreational swims. Amazon Pool will hold the annual Summer Kick-off free Rec Swim on Friday, June 21.
From the 17th through September 2, recreation swims at Amazon pool will be held Monday through Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Parent/Child Swim times (one adult must be in the water with children) will be held Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., and Monday -Thursday, 5:30-6:30. Lap swimming, water fitness classes, and swim lessons are also offered at Amazon during the summer months.
The pool is located at 2600 Hilyard St. and includes a 50-meter, eight-lane pool with an accessibility ramp, two 1-meter diving boards, a 3-meter diving board, a 5-meter diving platform, a shallow, multipurpose pool, a 112-foot water slide, water play features, a 15-person spa, and a bath house with three family changing rooms.
The City’s two other pools are open year-round. Echo Hollow Pool and Fitness Center, 1655 Echo Hollow Rd., and Sheldon Pool and Fitness Center, 2443 Willakenzie Rd., offer lap swimming, and recreation swims, swim lessons, water fitness, and competitive swimming, as well as complete land fitness centers.