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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:11 pm | Updated: 3:13 pm, Wed Oct 31, 2012.

Breakers Water Park

Breakers Water Park has survived as one of Tucson’s last water parks by continually adapting to customer feedback and applying that toward the company’s business model.

The park, which was established in 1985, is made up of about 120 employees. Breakers also caters to several corporate groups.

Breakers is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Breakers is not open during the winter months.

Park Information

• Breakers Water Park is located at 8555 W. Tangerine Rd, in Marana. For information, call (520)682-2304, or visit the website at

Oro Valley Aquatic Center

The Oro Valley Aquatic Center is home to a 50-meter pool that holds 835,000 gallons of water, which is kept between 78 and 82 degrees.

At 6.7-feet at the shallow end and a 15-foot deep end, the pool is one of the deepest competition pools in the region. With these depths, which were chosen based on local, state and national codes, as well as requirements with USA Swimming, the Championship Sites Committee of United States Synchronized Swimming has recommended the Town of Oro Valley to host the 2014 event.

The $5 million facility is open to the public.

Center information

• The Oro Valley Aquatic Center, which is open to the public, is located at 680 W. Calle Concordia. For information, call 229-5050, or visit the website at

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