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Community pool to open for lessons, summer fun

By: Martha Garcia, Loomis News Editor
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Even though the swim season at the Del Oro High School pool will be a bit shorter than last year, there will still be plenty of time for fun in the sun. The pool opens June 14 and closes Aug. 13 for community open swim and swim lessons. Because of budget cuts, Placer Union High School District trustees voted to close the pool from July 17 to Aug. 1. Open swim hours are 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 14 to July 16, and Aug. 2 to 13. Daily admission is $1. Swim lessons are again being offered for levels from beginning to advanced levels to youngsters ages 3 to 14. Lessons will be given from Monday through Thursday at 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. Register at the pool on designated dates; registration is on a first-come basis. Fees per session are $55 for Town of Loomis residents, or $60 for non-residents. Session 1 runs June 14 to 24; registration was scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 2. Session 2 is June 28 to July 9; registration is at 6 p.m. June 16. For Session 3, which runs Aug. 2 to 12, register at 6 p.m. July 14. For more information, call Carol Parker at Town Hall at 652-1840. Liz Scherer is very much into aquatics. The 2009 Del Oro graduate was on the school’s swim and water polo teams and swam with the Loomis Basin Dolphins. Last year, she served as a lifeguard during open swim and taught swim lessons at the Del Oro pool. She has applied for the same position this year. “The pool,” she said, “is a great outlet for kids, especially in this economy. You can’t afford SunSplash every week.” It’s important that youngsters learn to swim, Scherer said. “You’re going to be around water some time in your life. It’s good to take advantage of the affordability of the lessons.” The staff at the pool is top notch, she said. “Everyone who works with the kids is passionate about it. It’s the same quality of lessons,” as you would get anywhere else, she said. The Town of Loomis pool participation fee for 2009 was $3,000, according to Roger Carroll, town treasurer. It covered the cost of the instructors and lifeguards, he said. For more information about pool hours and dates, call Carol Parker at Town Hall at 652-1840.