One of the deciding factors in signing up for a gym membership a month ago was that it would give us a place to go swimming during the summer! Amarillo was already heating up towards the end of May, and while we have access to the WT pool at Dave's work, I wanted something closer where I could take the kids to beat the heat on a daily basis. Almost everyone I know in the ward and stake also has a membership, so we had to join up if we were going to be social at all this summer since this is where they hang out every day.
The Amarillo Town Club has two locations near our home, and both have pools with a large shallow area that is perfect for little kids. There is also a good amount of shade so I have somewhere to sit with Charlie, and put him down for a nap. Sophie has also tried the little water slides and Davey loves the splash pad area. The pool has been open for a little over a week now and we have already been 6 times. These kids love the water!!
Unfortunately there have been a few "code browns" already, which cause them to clear the pool while they clean and retreat the water, but hopefully things smooth out as the summer progresses. Besides being gross, it really kills the kids to have to wait on the side for 20-30 minutes for the pool to reopen.