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Parks & Rec swim lesson registration underway
Summer Swim
Participants at last year’s Summer Splash Water Safety Day. The free event his year at Lincoln Pool is on Saturday, June 2, from noon to 3 p.m. - photo by Bulletin file photo

 Interested in scuba diving? Curious about what lifeguard training involves? Want to swim laps for exercise? Need to learn how to swim? Or do you just want to splash around and have fun?
The City of Manteca is offering fee classes and pool time to do all of that once again this summer. Registration is now underway.
In addition the Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Manteca Fire Department is offering a free Summer Splash Water Safety Day on Saturday, June 2, from noon to 3 p.m. at Lincoln Pool. Lifeguards and firefighters will give presentations and hands-on demonstrations throughout the day showing children how to be safe in and around water.  Light refreshments will be served. The free event will be followed with free open swim until 6 p.m.
New this year is a Mermaid Swim Workshop for ages 10 and up on Saturday, July 14, and Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Manteca High. The cost is $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents.
The workshop will help students learn to swim safely while wearing a mermaid tail and mono-fin. It includes safety skills, diving, as well as entering and exiting the water. Participants must bring their own mermaid tail and mon-fin. Participants must be enrolled in Seals or higher swim class or be able to pass a swim test prior to the start of the workshop.

Swim lessons
You have the option of group or private swim lessons. Group lessons are offered on eight different skill levels with five programs designed for those 6 and older as well as three younger age specific programs for those nine months to three years, three to five years, and and four to six years.
There are five sessions. Four sessions cover two week periods, Monday through Thursday for eight lessons at 35 minutes each. The cost is $50 for Manteca residents and $60 for non-residents. Lessons take place at the Lincoln Park and Manteca High swimming pools. The upcoming sessions are June 4-14, June 18-28, July 2-12, and July 16-26. A one-week session July 30-Aug. 2 has prorated fees of $44 for city residents and $35 for non-city residents. Registration for upcoming sessions closes at 5 p.m. the prior Thursday.
Private swim lessons for 9 months through adults are available at the Manteca High and Lincoln Park pools for $115 for residents and $125 for non-residents. It consists of eight Monday through Thursday 40-minute lessons. Lessons are offered June 4 through July 26. There are sessions available on Saturday for private lessons. One session is June 9, 16, 23, and 30. The second session is July 7, 14, 21, and 28.
The city also offers adaptive swim lessons.
Junior lifeguard
& scuba diving
Two junior lifeguard clinics for ages 10 through 14 are planned at the Lincoln Pool The first session is Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24, and the other Saturday-Sunday July 21-22. Both sessions are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The cost of a session is $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents.
Introduction to scuba classes for those 10 and older are scheduled for Sundays on July 1 and July 29 from 10 a.m.  to noon at the Manteca High pool. The cost is $10 or $20 for non-residents.

Public & lap swimming
plus water aerobics
The Lincoln Pool is open Memorial Day Weekend May 26-28 from noon to 6 p.m. each day. It is open for summer public swimming June 2 through Aug. 5. The hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. August weekend hours are noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 11-12, Aug. 18-19 and Aug. 25-26.  Lincoln Pool is located on Powers Avenue across from the fire station south of East Yosemite Avenue and behind Lincoln School.
Children 4 and under are free while youth 14 to 17 are $2, adults 18 to 61 are $3 and seniors 62 and up are $2. Family passes good for up to four people can be purchased for the season for $60 at the Manteca Parks & Recreation office, 252 Magnolia Ave.
Lap swimming for all ages takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Manteca High from June 5 through July 26. No pre-registration is required. You simply pay the $2 per session fee at the entrance to Manteca High swimming pool. A minimum of five swimmers are needed for the session to take place.
Water aerobics for men and women 17 and older take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 5 through July 26 from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. at the Lincoln pool. The $5 per session fee is payable at the door.
Lincoln Pool can also be rented for a minimum of two hours with lifeguards included for summer parties. For information on pool rental call 456.8600.

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