City swim classes begin at MSDB in January

City swimming classes will start at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind pool on Jan. 14.

The Morony Natatorium closes at the end of the monthnand the city is currently looking into demolition plans for the new year after all usable equipment has been removed from the facility.

The schedule from Park and Recreation at MSDB is:

Water Fitness/Aerobics

Monday through Thursday

6:30-7:15 a.m.

7:30-8:15 a.m.

6-6:45 p.m.

Aquatic Solutions

Tuesdays and Thursdays

10-10:45 a.m.

11-11:45 a.m.

Independent Exercise

Monday through Thursday

3:30-4:15 p.m.

Swim lessons

Monday through Thursday

4:15-4:45 p.m.

5-5:45 p.m.


10-10:45 p.m.

11-11:45 p.m.

Private swim lessons

9-9:45 a.m.

The schedule may change depending on usage and demand in the new facility, subject to availability at the pool.

City staff are considering hosting an open house or orientation type of event to orient swimmers to the new facility.

Steve Herrig, park and rec director, told commissioners this evening that MSDB is charging a $12.50 hourly rental rate or about $1,700 monthly and that class prices would be based on that.

Because it’s a state facility, Park and Rec can’t make a profit on the activities there but can charge rates for classes to cover their costs, Herrig said.

The pool has steps into the water and Herrig said staff are planning to move the city chair lift to the MSDB pool.