Eugene Outdoor Pools Open

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene outdoor pool season opened Monday, and safe to say because of the weather it didn’t have quite the splash it could have. The Amazon Pool opens for recreational swims at 2 p.m. Staff say the summer site usually draws more than 150,000 visitors over the summer. Eugene’s other … Continue reading »

Swim Meet Closes Amazon Pool

EUGENE, Ore. — The Amazon Pool in Eugene will close its doors to the public this Friday through Sunday. The pool will be taken over for the annual Team Eugene Invitational Swim Meet. About 615 swimmers will compete. It’s estimated that their families and other spectators will bring in more than $300,000 in business to … Continue reading »

Healthy Snacks Come to Amazon Pool

EUGENE, Ore. — Say goodbye to typical snacks like nachos and ice cream at local community rec centers. Places like Amazon Pool are going healthy. The Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth (LCHAY) is partnering with the City of Eugene to help bring nutritious snacks to community centers because of the increase in obesity among … Continue reading »

Local Team Qualifies for Junior Olympics

EUGENE, Ore. — For the first time since 1993, a Eugene water polo team has qualified for the Junior Olympics. The team’s coach says the kids have been working hard almost every day at the Amazon Pool. But although the team is eligible to go, they first need to raise enough money for the trip; … Continue reading »

Where to Cool Off

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re overheating, you can take advantage of local cooling spots. The Downtown Library is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Sheldon Branch Library and Bethel Branch Library both are open until 6 p.m. If you want to go for a swim, Amazon Pool, located at 2600 Hilyard Street, is … Continue reading »