Before man conquered his fear of water, he amused himself with dust sports, such as pushing boulders off cliffs, wrestling tumbleweeds, and falling in the dust. Leave dry land behind with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a one-week swim, tennis, and fitness day camp session for kids ages 4–15 at Saguaro Aquatics (a $200 value). Camp sessions run Monday–Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each week through Friday, August 12.
Saguaro Aquatics' professional instructors make it their mission to help kids burn off summer-break boredom with fun, healthy, and safe athletic activities. Fledgling swimmers and amnesiac merkids can take in some aquatic instruction before a daily dip in the outdoor pool, and more experienced swimmers can flap their flippers freely. A pro tennis coach serves up lessons as kids dry off under the sun, and Kids Fit boot-camp sessions inculcate lifelong lessons on exercise, nutrition, and avoiding being sent to actual boot camp. Interspersed with all the athletic action, Brain Busters classes get little gears turning eagerly as they dive into a slew of fun, hands-on educational topics.
Saguaro Aquatics' indoor and outdoor swimming pools double as recreational venues and classrooms. Instructors guide swimmers 6 months and older in group or private swimming lessons that cover the techniques for mastering strokes and growing gills. The noncompetitive synchronized-swimming club practices their aquatic art form twice weekly, and boot camp participants jump in and out of the pool for boxing, cardio, and swimming exercises. During Kids' Night Out, little ones enjoy themed games, crafts, and snacks while a projector showcases a kid-appropriate movie on a 15-foot screen. The club recently expanded its portfolio to include the landsport tennis.