City Pool Keeps Kids Cool, But Now Adults Can Swim Too
June’s weather started out pretty mild but summer is definitely here. The city pool has offered the community’s youth the opportunity to take a dip, cool off and have some fun for many decades. But the city is trying something new this year, setting aside an hour every Tuesday evening just for adults.
The Gene Layton Memorial Pool is open seven days a week, which is something of a rarity in the Imperial Valley. Regular hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, it will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The adult swim night is from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday. It is open only to those who are 19 or older.
Over the years, there have been reports of adults scaling the fence surrounding the pool during the time it was closed so they could take a private swim. Now, they’ll be able to do it without worrying about trespassing or ripping their clothing on the fence.
Admission is one dollar per person. Swimming lessons are also being offered this year for children ages three and up. There are three different levels, from those who have never been in the water to those who have played in the pool but aren’t very good swimmers. There is also a class for toddlers between the ages of 18 and 36 months, who will be taught with the help of a parent. The individual classes are $25 per child, while the toddler class will be $40. Registration forms, with detailed class schedules, are available at the pool during the hours it is open and at City Hall.