‘President’s Day Family Swim’ Feb. 15 at SAQ

Photo of children swimming in the Leisure Pool at the Student Aquatic Center

Area children and their parents will have a chance to use the Student Aquatic Center on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 15

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 11, 2010 – Recreation Services at Southeast Missouri State University is offering a chance for kids and parents to use the Student Aquatic Center (SAQ) at Southeast Missouri State University on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 15.

The SAQ will be available to them from 1 to 5 p.m.

The cost is $5 per person to use the Leisure Pool which features a rock wall, zipline and rope swing. Student Recreation Center (SRC)/SAQ members will be admitted free.

The Student Aquatic Center is usually closed to youth during non-academic breaks, said Troy Vaughn, director of Recreation Services. Knowing area youth will be off school Monday and with the recent winter weather, the SAQ will be open for all children and parents to enjoy during this special time, he said.

Additionally, every child attending during this four-hour swim will get a free entry into a drawing to win their next birthday party to be hosted in the SAQ free of charge. The entry box will be located at the entrance to the SAQ. Parents and guardians must be with children at all times.

The SAQ has available lockers (including family changing areas, showers, and all of the amenities) to make the afternoon an enjoyable one.  Parking will be available around the Student Recreation Center-North/Student Aquatic Center during this time.

For more information, please contact Chad Sierman at (573) 651-2290.