Fun at the Bacon Aquatic Center
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Photos by Sarah Gengler
The Bacon Aquatic Center in Cherokee opened in 2008 and provides lots of fun water-related activities on a hot summer day.
Perfect form -
Adults and kids alike line up to use the diving board at the pool. Summer hours are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bacon Aquatic Center.
Moms and little ones -
A couple of moms help their sons get into the water on the children's pool side. Photo by Sarah Gengler
Practice makes perfect
Kendra Thelen, 10, gets down on one knee to practice her diving form during a hot day at the pool.
Engineering Fun -
Girls take turn filling buckets with water and playing in the sand at the Bacon Aquatic Center. The warm weather has drawn a crowd the last week with kids looking to cool down from the summer sun.
Water slide fun -
Kids of all ages enjoy the sprinklers, slide, hoses and more on the water equipment at the Bacon Aquatic Center.
Keeping kids safe -
Lanette Peterson, manager at the Bacon Aquatic Center, tests the pool water for different chemical levels to make sure it is safe for kids to swim. A crowd of curious kids stop their swimming to watch Peterson at work.
Sweet treats -
Skyler Robinson, 4, enjoys a fudge bar from the concession stand on his way out of the swimming pool. The concession stand provides a variety of ice cream, candy, food and drink during pool hours.
Slip n' slide -
Youngsters enjoy the slide and sprinklers at the pool ,while mothers watch their little ones off to the side on the patio. The pool provides a number of umbrellas to provide swimmers with protection from the hot sun, but they can still enjoy the cool water.
Shower time -
Kids can stand in the water and take a shower or on top of water spraying from the sides of the pool to cool off. Bacon Aquatic Center is the place to be for water fun this summer.