Outdoor Pool Events
DRAKE SPRINGS FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
Looking for a challenge? We have one for you. Instead of hitting the trails for a 5K this summer, join Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation for one in the river! Not the Big Sioux River, but the lazy river at Drake Springs Family Aquatic Center. Enjoy the challenge of running a 5K against the current! Not interested in completing 44 laps on your own? No worries. Grab a friend and create a two-person or four-person relay. Open to first 100 registrants. Ages 18+. Register early for a T-shirt! Registration required.
JUN 21 | FRI | 7–9 P.M. | $10 PER PERSON
JUL 19 | FRI | 7–9 P.M. | $10 PER PERSON
AUG 16 | FRI | 7–9 P.M. | $10 PER PERSON
LAUREL OAK AQUATIC CENTER
Our outdoor “swimming cinema” returns! All movies are free, but to be in the water you will need to have an air mattress. There will be seating on the deck for others. Games will start at 8 p.m. and show times will start at approximately 9 p.m. No registration required.
JUL 9 |TUE | 8–10:30 P.M. | FREE | THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
AUG 6 |TUE | 8–10:30 P.M. | FREE | MOANA
THE GREAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACE
Five age divisions. All boats will be judged based on creativity, sea-worthiness, and quickest to sink! Each boat will need up to two participants to commandeer the course. Boats must be constructed using corrugated cardboard and duct tape. No wood, Styrofoam, fiberglass, paint, or plastic. Life jackets for this event will be provided, and must be worn by contestants. Swimsuits required. Registration required.
AUG 3 | SAT | 9 A.M. | BOAT CHECK-IN TIME | FREE
10 A.M. | RACE TIME
YOUTH TRIATHLON TRAINING
KUEHN PARK/POOL | AGES: 6-18
If you are planning on competing in the Youth Triathlon, or just want to learn what it’s all about, this is for you. Practice your swimming, biking, and running skills while getting tips on how to improve. Sioux Falls Swim Team and ERIK’s Bike Shop will be on-site to assist with training. Bring your swimsuit, towel, bike, helmet, and running shoes each day. Tuesday’s class will focus on swimming and practice transitioning to bike. Wednesday’s class will focus on bike etiquette, riding the bike route, and transitioning to the run. ERIK’s Bike Shop will be at the training on Wednesday to help with free basic bike fits and bike safety checks. Thursday’s class will focus on transitioning from the bike and running the race route. Call 605-367–7665 with questions. Registration required.
AUG 5–7 | MON–WED | 10–11 A.M. | $20 PER CHILD | AGES: 6–9
AUG 5–7 | MON–WED | 11 A.M. –12 NOON | $20 PER CHILD | AGES: 10-18
KUEHN PARK/POOL |AGES: 6-18
Presented by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Swim, bike, and run in this fun mini triathlon. Registration: Register by July 31 to receive a T–shirt. Early registration fee is $10 through July 31. August 9 (race day), the registration fee is $15. 9 a.m. is packet pickup, all participants must be there by this time!
AUG 9 | FRI | 10 A.M. | AGES: 6-7
AUG 9 | FRI | 10:15 A.M. | AGES: 8-9
AUG 9 | FRI | 10:30 A.M. | AGES: 10-11
AUG 9 | FRI | 10:45 A.M. | AGES: 12-13
AUG 9 | FRI | 11 A.M. | AGES: 14-18
Make sure to stick around for the awards ceremony! Coke will have a drawing to win a bike for registered participants. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each division and a drawing will be held for a $250 gift certificate from ERIK’s
Bike Shop. ERIK’s Bike Shop will be on-site to provide bike checks, minor tuning, and tire inflation prior to the race. Each reregistered participant will be provided with a ERIK’s Bike Shop water bottle and a $10 gift certificate. Bring your swimsuit, towel, bike, helmet, and running shoes. Back by popular demand: chip timing with splits and overall time! Call 367–7665 with questions.
Vehicle parking and access: Use Kuehn pool lot entrance to drop off participant and equipment. Kuehn pool lot will be ADA parking only. Use Sioux Falls First Church lot at 41st Street and Kuehn Park Road or Kuehn Community Center lot at 2801 South Valley View Road. No parking in the Kuehn golf course parking lot!
SWIMMING GONE TO THE DOGS
Laurel Oak and Terrace Park Aquatic Centers will each host a “dog–a–POOL–ooza.” We invite your dog to a fun-filled evening at the pool. Dogs will be required to bring their owners (no more than two dogs per owner), be current with their shots, and be ready to have a doggone good time! Dog off–leash rules will apply to this event. No swimming by dog owners. Free. No registration required.
TBD | LAUREL OAK FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER
TBD | TERRACE FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER