The human body, unlike raisins, white wine, and the wit of Oscar Wilde, isn't meant to be dry. Make a splash with today's Groupon: for $89, you get a children's indoor pool party for up to 25 guests and access to a party room at YMCA of the Inland Northwest's Central Spokane, North Spokane, or Spokane Valley locations (a $200 value).
The YMCA of the Inland Northwest hosts family-friendly pool parties, welcoming pint-size party-goers to explore a lazy river, splash in the wading-pool playground, and cavort in private party rooms. Fifteen minutes prior to party time, soiree hosts load the party room with refreshments and await revelers for one boisterous hour of cake, gifts, and instructions on avoiding lap-pool sharks. For the next 1.5 hours—the required time period for sanctioned games of Marco Polo—tykes recline in inner tubes for a float down the lazy river or submerge ankles in the wading-pool playground. Posses of tykes blitz enemies with various sprays and self-tipping water buckets, and 30-foot water slides beckon pint-size swimmers and hamsters bored with conventional cage tubes. The YMCA provides fully trained and certified staff members to supervise splashing, but encourages parents or guardians to attend at no additional charge.
Prior to pool access, each of the three YMCA locations' swimming tests gauge mini swimmers' skill levels and snuff out party-crashing witches. The Central Spokane location recommends parties for ages 1–8, and the North Spokane and Spokane Valley locations welcome partiers 5 years and older.