As the temperatures rise in Sioux Falls, the city readies the public swimming pools for the season to open next week and with a few changes.

They're making the season passes a little more streamlined, replacing patches and wristbands with electronic fobs to allow pass holders faster access to the facilities.

To purchase a new season swim pass, all family members on the pass must have their photos taken at a Community Center or at the Park Office. Key fobs will be issued upon registration, but photos must be taken before the fob is activated and admission into the pools is allowed.

From May 20 through July 26, season swim passes will be available for purchase from 12 noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Kenny Anderson, MariCar and Morningside Community Centers.

On the weekends of May 25-26 and June 1-2 and 8-9, season swim passes will be available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Kuehn, Morningside and Oyate Community Centers.

Season swim passes will also be available for purchase at the Park Office, 100 E. Sixth Street, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of May 27 and July 4.

The cost for a season swim pass is $70 for a family, $45 for an adult (ages 16-54), $30 for a senior (ages 55 and older) and $15 for a child (ages 2-15). Free and reduced-income passes are available for qualified families. Punch passes are also available for $30, which is $6 off of the daily admission price.

For more information on the new season swim pass, visit or call 605-367-8222.