South San Francisco, CA July 18, 2016 Press Release from City
There’s more than one way to cool off this summer. By popular demand, South San Francisco Parks and Recreation will offer swimming activities at the pool at El Camino High School (ECHS), 1320 Mission Road, South San Francisco, beginning this Thursday, July 21. “Our Parks and Recreation facilities are important year round for the health and wellness of the community, but especially so in the summer, when kids are out of school and families are looking for things to do,” says Lindsay Pinell, Aquatics and Classes Supervisor. “The pool at ECHS is a heated outdoor pool,” added Pinell, “and has not been used for summer Parks and Recreation programs for many years. Swimmers of all ages should check it out while it is available.”
The pool at ECHS will open to the public Monday through Friday from Thursday, July 21 through Friday, August 5. Parks and Recreation will be host to a variety of FREE and low-cost programs at the pool. Open swim hours are from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Morning classes include Basic Beginner Water Safety (registration required), Swim Team Readiness Clinic, Water Polo 101 and Masters Swimming for Adults.
“We’re thrilled to be able to answer the demand for expanded swimming programs and provide affordable ways to stay active throughout the City,” adds Pinell. “Registration is only required for the Basic Beginner Water Safety class, otherwise swimmers can drop-in anytime during the day.”
Did you know?
Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for children and teens ages 7 to 17 in the U.S.
Swimming is the 4th most popular sport or activity in the U.S.
An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories
Swimming helps reduce stress
For more information, please call (650) 875-6973. For a complete schedule, visit the Aquatics page on the City’s website: http://www.ssf.net/380/Aquatics.