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Golf tourney helps kids have fun
swim golf

The annual Friends of Manteca Parks & Recreation Foundation Swing for Youth golf tournament is set for Friday, July 13.

Proceeds provide scholarship funds so low-income Manteca youth can participate in Parks & Rec swim lessons, sports programs, and classes. The entry fee is $85 for a single player or $320 for a foursome.

The tournament takes place at the Manteca Park Golf Course, 305 North Union Road. It includes use of golf cart, continental breakfast, course beverages, course snacks, hot dogs at the turn, goodie bag and lunch at Chez Shari. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, July 11. For more information contact the Parks & Rec office at 252 Magnolia Ave. or call 456-8642.



Two more Movies in

the Park this summer

Mark your calendars for two more free Movies in the Park being offered this summer by the Manteca Parks & Recreation Department.

The free movie nights are planned for Northgate Park off of Northgate Drive.

On Friday, July 27, “the Sandlot” will be shown. The Friday, Aug. 10, movie is “The Goonies.”

Both movies will also feature food trucks, vendor, and other activities. You are encouraged to bring your lawn chairs.


Swim lessons

Manteca Parks & Recreation is offering 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 two remaining sessions. One of the sessions covers a two week period, Monday through Thursday July 16-26for 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. A one-week session July 30-Aug. 2 has a 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. The next session is July 7, 14, 21, and 28.

The city also offers adaptive swim lessons.


Junior lifeguard

& scuba diving

A second junior lifeguard clinics for ages 10 through 14 are planned at the Lincoln Pool The first session is Saturday-Sunday, July 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The cost of a session is $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents.

An introduction to scuba classes for those 10 and older is scheduled for Sunday, 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 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 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 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.




To contact Dennis Wyatt, email