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Escalon Community Pool Is The Cool Place To Be
Plenty of kids were finding the cool water of the Escalon Community Pool to their liking this past week, helping fend off the increasingly hot weather as the region enters the summer season. Marg Jackson/The Times
A group of friends jumps off the side of the pool into the refreshing water, enjoying some recreational swimming on a recent afternoon. Marg Jackson/The Times
Lifeguard Jack Fitzgerald collects the money while handing over the snack this youngster just purchased at the pool. Swimming lessons and rec swim are underway for the summer. Marg Jackson/The Times

With the recent arrival of 100-plus degree heat, the Escalon Community Pool has been a busy place.

Pool Director Amanda Smith said the facility is open for business and welcoming in kids and adults throughout the week.

Swimming lessons just started on Monday, June 10 and run for two weeks each session, Monday through Thursday. Morning lessons start at 10:30 a.m. and afternoon lessons begin at 5 p.m.

The pool has open swim from 1 pm. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but will be closed on July 4.

“We’ve been pretty busy, it has been good,” Smith said of the first full week of operation for the pool.

Along with Smith, the lifeguard and swim instructor crew this summer includes Dalsin Alves, Kasin Alves, Emily Bavaro, Karsyn Beckham, Kaylee Biedermann, Daryn Evans, Grace Fitzgerald, Jack Fitzgerald, Juan Lopez, Hunter Wheeler and Lexington Wheeler.

Sign-ups are being taken now for the Swim Lessons Session Two, June 24 through 28 and July 1 through 3, with the Session Three dates set for July 8 through 18.

There are also adult lessons Monday through Thursday at noon and a Mommy and Me class, Tuesday and Thursday only, at noon. Deadline to register for lessons is the Friday prior to the start of each new session.

For the open swim, cost is $2 per person per day, swim passes can be purchased at City Hall on McHenry Avenue. Along with welcoming in the community, Smith said they also have special arrangements with local day cares, as Country Kids attendees come to the pool on Mondays and Thursdays, the ECS attendees enjoying the pool on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Also, the pool will host an introductory scuba diving class, Discover Scuba on Saturday, June 22 for those ages 10 and over; participants should bring a towel, swim suit and sunscreen to the class. Cost is $15 and you can register online at