In The Neighborhood
Dive Into The Summer Pool Season
Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and get ready to hit the water when many of the city’s pools officially open for the summer season on Saturday, May 26. The city’s six pools offer open swim times, swim lessons, lifeguard instruction and a number of fun activities and events such as swim meets, competitions and special events.
Fees for activities and classes vary and summer passes are available for open swim times. For information on the pools including hours and costs, please visit the pool Web pages listed below or view the Summer Recreation Guide.
Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road
Doolittle Pool, 1950 J St.
Carlos L. Martinez and Dario J. Hall Family Pool at Gary Reese Freedom Park, 889 N. Pecos Rd.
Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive
Garside Pool, 300 S. Torrey Pines Drive
Baker Pool, 1100 E. St. Louis Ave.
Whether you are hanging out at one of the city pools or taking a dip in your backyard pool, don’t forget to follow a few simple safety tips to enjoy a safe, injury-free summer.
• Learn to swim. Many accidents can be avoided by being a competent swimmer.
• Learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR. Make sure that others who may be supervising children or nonswimmers also know CPR. CPR classes are taught at a number of city pools.
• Post emergency information near your swimming pool including CPR instructions and local emergency contact phone numbers.
• Keep basic life-saving equipment nearby at all times.
• Provide constant poolside supervision for children and those who may not be experienced swimmers.
• Install a locking fence around the pool’s perimeter. Make sure the openings around the fence are not large enough for small children to squeeze through.
• Secure doors and windows that lead to the pool area. This includes “doggie” doors, which may provide access for small children.
• Remove pool covers and toys from the swimming pool as they may attract children to the pool.
• Never leave a child alone near the water, not even for a second.
• Teach children basic safety rules to follow in and around the pool such as no running, diving, jumping or pushing.
• Keep radios and other electrical appliances away from the pool.
• Clearly mark the deep end of the pool.
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