High temps means it's high time to head to the pool for swimming, splashing, AND diving!
Here are our picks for the best diving boards in the Greater Tucson area.
Amphitheater Pool, located at Amphitheater High School, is a competitive, Olympic-size, 50-meter pool featuring 25-yard courses at each end, a diving bay with 1- and 3-meter boards in the middle, and shade structures. The Amphi Pool has been used for High School championships and for High School state meets in years past.
Catalina Pool, located at Catalina High School, is a 25-yard by 25-meter competitive pool with 1- and 3-meter diving boards and depths ranging from 4 to 13.5 feet. The pool has a shade structure and grassy area and is immediately south of a children's area with playground equipment and picnic tables.
Fort Lowell Pool, located at Fort Lowell Park, features a diving bay with 1- and 3-meter diving boards, lap lanes in the 25-yard area, and separate wading pool. Pool depth in the 50-meter pool ranges from 3.5-12 feet.
Mansfield Pool, located at Mansfield Park, is a three-pool complex. It features a diving bay with 1 and 3-meter boards, wading pool, 25-meter splash pool with a 141-foot long water slide, depths ranging from 3-5 feet, and a shaded area.
Marana Pool has a single 1 Meter Diving Board with a diving well of 12 feet. The Diving Board at the Marana Pool has a weight limit of 250lbs. It opens and closes at the lifeguard’s discretion, opposite of the deep end of the pool being open for open swim. The Marana Pool ranges from 3 feet deep to 12 feet deep, is 25 yards in length, and has 7 lanes in which Lap Swim is offered 7am-9am Friday & Saturday.
The Oro Valley Aquatic Center is equipped with two 1-Meter spring boards and two 3-Meter spring boards. The depth of the water is 15ft in the diving well. Non-skilled swimmers or patrons wearing flotation devices are not allowed in the Olympic Pool or off the diving boards. The facility also has a 130ft water slide, a 4-foot deep recreation area, and a splash pad.
The Udall pool, located at Morris K. Udall Park, is a 25-yards by 25-meter pool, with depths ranging from 4-13.5 feet. A diving area has 1- and 3-meter diving boards. The lap swimming course is 25 yards.
Is the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center on the University of Arizona campus open to the public?
The Hillenbrand Aquatic Center at the U of A is a state-of-the-art, multi-million-dollar facility that is used year-round for Wildcat divers. It is one of the premier outdoor swimming and diving facilities in the nation. In addition to the 10 meter diving board, the facility has platforms at the 7.5 and 5 meter levels as well as spring boards at 1 and 3 meters. Unfortunately, however, it is not open to the public.
The swimming pool at the University of Arizona Rec Center IS open to the public for swim lessons, lap swim, and camps for kids - but note that there are no diving boards.
Do any of Tucson's resorts or hotels have diving boards?
No, they do not - but some of Tucson's resorts have water slides, lazy rivers, and splash pads.
Do the swimming pools at the Tucson YMCA locations have diving boards?
No, they do not - but a few of the Tucson YMCA locations have water slides and splash pads.
Which diving board in Tucson is YOUR favorite?