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Swimming, Youth Soccer Poised To Make Return
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Escalon city officials said they are moving forward with plans to offer swimming lessons this summer. No final decision has been made yet on a recreational swim season during the summer of 2021 but they are anticipating at least being able to offer swimming lessons.

Plans are to run the lessons in two-week sessions, Mondays through Thursdays, a half-hour session each day.

Parents or guardians must be in the pool assisting children in levels one and two and may be required in level three, depending on the skill level of each individual participant.

Fee per session will be $40 for the first child in a family; $30 for each additional child in the same family. A $10 out of district fee is added to those participants who live outside the Escalon Unified School District boundaries.

Officials said they expect to announce a decision by mid-June on the recreational swim; updates will also be posted on the Recreation Department website at

Meanwhile, a little over a week remains in the registration period for youth soccer, with games beginning on Aug. 7 and continuing through Oct. 2. Registration is open through Friday, June 4 and the divisions are based on the child’s age as of Sept. 1, 2021.

Various parks around the city will be utilized for the youth games. Divisions include Squirts, ages 4 and 5; Pee Wee, ages 7 and 8; Minors, ages 9 and 10; Major/Senior, ages 11 to 14. Fees are $45 for Squirts, $50 for Pee Wee and Minor divisions, $55 for Major/Senior.

The next meeting of the Escalon Recreation Commission is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on McHenry Avenue, with Escalon City Council meetings set for Mondays, June 7 and 21 at 7 p.m.

For more information on swimming lessons, youth sports or city issues in general, call 209-691-7400.

Escalon City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.