Each week this summer, there will be a new way to make a splash in the cool waters of the Faribault Family Aquatic Center with aquaglide inflatables.

The Faribault Family Aquatic Center recently purchased seven mega-sized inflatables for its summer opening Saturday, June 1.

With seven separate inflatables, three of which can be linked at a time, a dozen different combinations can be made to stretch across the deep end of the pool.

One of the inflatables is a pyramid, while another is a 15-foot tall swing called the catapult. Swimmers can swing and launch themselves into the pool.

Also, a 6-foot rectangular inflatable is built for the game King of the Hill with a slide on one side and handles for climbing to the top and toppling other players on the other three sides.

Throughout the summer, different combinations will be created each week to build new inflatable fun.

“Compared to new construction or remodeling, the inflatables are a cheap addition to change the pool and bring in new excitement,” said Kevin O’Brien, the Faribault Family Aquatic Center aquatics director. “We’re very excited about them.”

Children must be 4 years or older, or 48 inches tall, to play on the inflatables.

The inflatables will be set up around 4 p.m. for the second half of the afternoon.

Special events this summer

Aqua Zumba is available 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Saturdays June 1 through Aug. 17.

Military Day is June 2. Active members are free with a child admission.

Best of Minnesota SoMinn SCENE Party is June 8.

Teen Nights are 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 12, July 10 and Aug. 7. Teen’s enter for $3 and for free on Aug. 7. A movie will be shown each night.

Father’s Day at FFAC is Sunday, June 16. Fathers are free with a child admission.

Mother’s Far at FFAC is Sunday, July 7. Mothers are free with child admission.

Kids Triathlon is 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Aug. 3. Register online.

Grandparent’s Day is Sunday, Aug. 4. Grandparents are free with a child admission.

Summer Movies are “Sing” on June 21, “Shark Tale” on June 28, “Incredibles 2” on July 26, “Peter Rabbit” on Aug. 7 and “Boss Baby” on Aug. 17. This event includes a free night of swimming from 8 p.m. to dark, the movie and concessions will be available for a fee.

For more information about the Faribault Family Aquatic Center, visit ci.faribault.mn.us/404/Faribault-Family-Aquatics-Center.

Reporter Renata Erickson can be reached at 507-333-3129. Follow her on Twitter @FDNrenata.

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