Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department
Business Objective: Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities
Core Business Process: Aquatics
Mission Statement
Provide clean and safe aquatic facilities and programs.
Desired Outcomes
  • Participants will learn how to swim
  • Public swim opportunities exist throughout the City
  • Participants have the opportunity to gain sports specific skills and competition experience
  • Parents are satisfied
  • Regional and national competitions are scheduled annually
  • Adherence to aquatic facility maintenance standards

Performance Measures

Swim Lesson Registration

Teaching swimming skills is an important part of Mesa's efforts to prevent drowning related incidents. Public swim lessons serve all residents of our Community. Through discount and scholarship programs we are reducing barriers and increasing access to under-served communities helping all children in Mesa receive this life saving instruction.

Swim lesson registration continues to increase at a slow rate.  Although demand continues to rise, we are limited by the total number of pools, available open time and available instructors.

Aquatic Attendance

Mesa's aquatic facilities welcome visitors on a year round basis with increased usage during the summer months of June and July.
Year-round usage rates of aquatic centers remains consistent over time. Fitness lap swimming, coalition sport team use, spring, summer and fall learn-to swim lessons, fall and spring home-school teams, high school and club team practices and events, Citrus Classic (holiday college training), private parties and summer open swim are the main sources of admissions.