By Alicia Dziak

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and that means time to enjoy summertime fun! What else is more synonymous with warm weather than making a splash in a crystal clear swimming pool?

Holiday Valley’s three-pool complex opens on Saturday, May 25, and features a toddler pool, a lap pool and an activity pool with a slide and diving board. Relax on the sun decks, grab a drink from the Cabana Bar, or take in one of the many lawn games like Giant Jenga, table tennis and Connect Four.

The pools are open weekends only through June 18, then open daily after that through Labor Day. Pool hours are noon to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. In July and August one pool and the Cabana Bar are open until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sign up now for summer beginner and intermediate swimming lessons, for ages 3 and up. Lessons are offered 5-6 p.m. on July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27; and Aug. 1, 3, 8, 10 for $50 per program. A Baby and Me Swim Class is also offered for little ones ages 6 months to age 2. This class is held from 5-6 p.m. July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31; and Aug. 2, 7 and 9. For more info, visit or call (716) 699-2345.