TID Pool Pass Program Promotes Safe Swimming

With summer on the brink and the weather getting warmer with each passing day, residents of the Central Valley will quickly be seeking out various tactics to keep cool during the hot summer months. For those residents in Stanislaus County who do not own a private pool, community pools have always been a viable option during the summer.

Although canals and rivers may be alluring for a quick cool down, many local irrigation districts have long promoted the dangers of swimming in such areas. Turlock Irrigation District (TID) wants to continue to develop an overall awareness that canals are not for swimming and rivers can be dangerous.

In an effort to encourage children and teenagers that there are safer options for swimming and cooling off, TID is excited to announce its annual Pool Pass Program has begun. TID is partnering with many of the region’s community pools to allow free admittance to children ages 17 and under who have a valid TID 2012 Pool Pass.

Pool Passes are complimentary and are currently available at TID offices in Turlock, Ceres, or Patterson, in addition to most of the participating pools. Children must be accompanied by an adult to receive a pass. Each pass will admit one child, age 17 or under, to one of the participating community pools during one open swim period.

2012 Participating Pools (Dates and times are subject to change without notice)

Ceres High Pool: June 22-August 4; Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 3pm
Columbia Pool (Turlock): Beginning June 16; Mondays through Thursdays, 12:45-3pm and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm

Delhi Community Pool: June 9-August 5; Tuesdays through Sundays, 12:30-4:30pm and Fridays from 5-8pm

Hilmar Community Pool: Beginning June 8; daily from 1 to 4pm
The Salvation Army Red Shield (Modesto): May 21 to Aug 31; Mondays through Fridays, 1 to 3pm, and 3:30-5:30pm

Patterson Aquatic Center: Beginning June 2; Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 3pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm

Pitman High and Turlock High Pools: Beginning June 18; Monday through Friday, 12:45-3pm

For more information about water safety, please visit:
www.tid.com/education-safety/water-safety
http://nationalwatersafetymonth.com/water-safety-tips

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