Area residents wanting to take a break from the summer heat may find relief by cooling off at Tarleton State University’s swimming pool.

The indoor swim facility is now open for the summer season to university faculty, staff and students, as well as the public Monday through Friday mornings, 6:30-8 a.m., and every day from 2-7 p.m., including Saturday and Sunday.

Tarleton faculty, staff and students are admitted to the pool free with their university ID. Family passes for Tarleton employees may also be purchased for $30. For the general public, admission is $3 per day or you may opt for an individual summer pass for $40. Family passes for the public cost $90. All swim passes are sold during the pool’s operating hours.

This year, for the first time during a summer semester, Tarleton will offer a water aerobics class taught by Ashley Dehm. The $65, eight-week course begins June 16 and ends Aug. 8, and will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All equipment will be provided for water aerobics participants. To register for the water aerobics class, visit the kinesiology department office located inside Wisdom Gym weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or sign up on the first day of the course.

The pool’s staff is also hosting several sessions of swimming lessons this summer. Each session is two weeks long with four, 45-minute classes offered each day, Monday through Thursday. Classes begin each day at 8, 9, 10 and 11 a.m. The minimum age for swimming lesson registration is 4 years old.

Two remaining swimming lesson sessions are available this summer, including June 16-26 and June 30-July 10. Cost is $50 per two-week session, per registrant. Cash or check is accepted at the pool’s office upon registration.

For additional information on swimming lessons contact Ronnie Zoch at 254-968-9316 or email