With the scorching heat approaching during the upcoming summer months, the City of Turlock will soon be opening the community pools for the summer season. The three pools that will be open to the public include Columbia Pool, located at Columbia Park, and both Turlock and Pitman High School Pools. Columbia Pool will open on June 16th, while both Turlock High and Pitman High Pools are set to open on the 18th.
Recreation swim at Columbia Pool will be held Monday-Thursday from 12:45pm to 3pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-5pm. Turlock High and Pitman High Pools will hold recreation swim Monday-Friday from 12:45 to 3pm.
Columbia Park also offers an aquatic playground (water feature) for younger children from 11am-8pm, as does Broadway Park, located at 501 N. Broadway, during the same hours of operation. Both water features in Turlock are unsupervised and will be on through September 30th.
While the water features are free to the public for use, recreation swim at Turlock High, Pitman High, and Columbia Pool cost $2 per adult (18+), $1 for youth (7-17), and 3 years and younger get in free with a paying adult. Children must be 8 years old to get in without an adult present.
For a more fitness oriented swimming experience, the City of Turlock also offers an Adult Lap Swim program at Pitman High School Pool, which will take place Monday through Thursday from 10:15am to 12:15pm. The program is broken up into three sessions, with Session One beginning on June 18th until June 28th. Session Two will begin on July 9th until the 19th, and the final session will be held from July 23rd until August 2nd. Participants must be 18 years or older to attend. Each session costs $18 per participant.
Swim lessons will also be starting up on June 18th, and cost $42 a session. Swim lessons are broken up into 4 sessions, however, the fourth session (Session D) will only be offered at Columbia Pool. Each session meets Monday through Thursday, for 2 weeks, with each class lasting 40 minutes each day. Class levels include Infant/Toddler (6 months-2 years), Preschool (2-4 years), Level 1 (Water Exploration), Level 2 (Primary Skills), Level 3 (Stroke Readiness), Level 4 (Stroke Development), and Level 5 (Stroke Refinement).
Registration for swim lessons can be done online at www.cityofturlock.org, by fax, mail, or in person at the Recreation Department at 144 S. Broadway.
For more information about programs and activities at any of the community pools, please call the City of Turlock Recreation Department at 209-668-5594.
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