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  • SummerSwim2016

Human Services & Recreation Department

  • Aquatics Program 

    June 5 to August 4 

     Early walk-in registration begins Saturday, May 13th at Villa-Parke Community Center.  

    Online and walk-in registration begins on Monday, May 15th. Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve to register online.

    For more information call Darrell Walker at (626) 744-7530 or email to dwalker@cityofpasadena.net   

    Swim Level Prerequisites & Course Descriptions 

    All courses based on American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program

    Guppy - Level I  

    Introduction to water activities, good habits, and overall water safety. Blow bubbles, bobbing, float, glide and proper arm/leg actions on front/back and underwater object retrieval. 

    Goldfish - Level II  

    Development of proper swimming techniques like front and back crawls. Front/back floats and glides, recover to a vertical position after swimming, treading water, front and back crawl, underwater breath holding and object retrieval, and water safety skills.

    Marlin - Level III   

    Guided practice of previously attained skills in deeper water. Side breathing with the front crawl, treading water, flutter, scissor, dolphin and breast stroke kicks, elementary backstroke, and headfirst entries into the water, non-swimming assists, and water safety skills.

    Dolphin - Level IV  

    Develop knowledge and techniques of all strokes and other aquatic skills including preparation for swim team. Open turns on front and back, treading water, refine front crawl and backstroke, and improve on breast stroke, butterfly and sidestroke, introduction to diving, feet first surface dives, survival swimming, and water safety skills including simple water saving assists.

    Shark - Level V  

    Further coordination and refinement of strokes and preparation for the swim team. Continued conditioning and stroke refinement, racing starts to streamline, flip-turns, sculling, shallow angled dives, tuck/pike dives, non-swimming assists, and water safety skills.

    Swim Center Locations & Recreation Swim Hours   

    Blair High School Pool  

    1201 S. Marengo Ave. (626) 585-2027
    Monday - Friday 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Pasadena High School Pool
    2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. (626) 585-2024
    Monday - Saturday 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Sunday Closed
    We are open on Friday, July 4th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

    Robinson Park Pool*
    1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. 
    *Closed for renovation

    Villa-Parke Pool
    363 E. Villa St. (626) 585-2026
    Monday - Friday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Saturday 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    Sunday Closed

    Coral Center Pool
    2750 New York Dr. (626) 797-7183
    No Recreational Swim

    Please be advised pool facilities are subject to closure during inclement weather conditions or low pool attendance.

    Pool Lifts    

    The Human Services and Recreation Department has pool lifts available at Robinson Park and Villa-Parke pool facilities. The pool lifts are fully ADA compliant and has the capacity to lift 350 pounds and are available for the public usage during hours of operation.


    Swim Instruction 

    Swim classes are offered at 55 minutes intervals, MONDAY - THURSDAY at the following times:

    Blair High School Pool  10:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. - 7:25 p.m.
    Pasadena High School Pool  10:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. - 7:25 p.m.
    Robinson Park Pool  10:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
    Villa-Parke Pool   10:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.
    Coral Center Pool   10:00 a.m. - 3:55 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - 6:55 p.m.

    Swim Lesson Sessions     

     
    Session I   June 5 - June 8
    Session II   June 12 - June 15
    Session III   June 19 - June 22
    Session IV   June 26 - June 29
    Session V   July 5 - July 7
    Session VI   July 10 - July 13
    Session VII   July 17 - July 20
    Session VIII   July 24 - July 27
    *Session IX   July 31 - August 3 

    *Classes only offered at CORAL, Robinson and Villa-Parke pools.


     
     Registration Information  

     WALK-IN registration is available at: 

    Robinson Park, Victory Park, and Villa-Parke                       
    Monday - Thursday      9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday                           9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Aquatics Program Fees   

    Recreational Swim

    Family Swim Pass . . $ 53
    Ages 18-49. . . . . . . . $ 2.50
    Age 50 & over. . . . . .$ 1
    Ages 6-17* . . . . . . . .$ 1
    Ages 5 & under* . . . .Free
    *Must be accompanied by an adult

    Private Lessons (30-minute classes)
    Youths 17 & under . . . . . . . . . $ 30
    Adults. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 30
    Non-Resident Fee  . . . . . . . . . $ 45

    Group Lessons (per session)
    Youths 17 & under . . . . . . . . . . . $ 45
    Adults 18 & over . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 60
    Non-Resident Fee (Additional) . . .$ 15

    Please note: classes must have a minimum of three to four participants or class is subject to cancellation.

    Other Pool Locations
    Rose Bowl Aquatics Center  

    LA84 Water Polo & Swim Team 

    Join our competitive water polo and swim teams sponsored by the LA84 Foundation. Teams generally practice Monday-Thursday, and participation in meets and games is mandatory. For more information, please contact Darrell Walker at (626) 744-7330. 

     

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