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City Recreation Wrapping Up Busy Summer
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Five-year-old Gwen Goodman jumps off the diving board, ready to splash down in the deep end during a session of swimming lessons earlier this summer at the Escalon community pool.

The last session of swim lessons is going on now at the Escalon community pool, bringing to a close a full summer of instruction. Four different sessions were hosted, each going for two weeks and offering swimming lessons for beginners to the more advanced student. Mommy and Me was also featured along with adult lessons. The pool is open for recreational swimming during the week, getting plenty of use during the recent stretch of hot weather. Pool hours for public swimming are Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., continuing through Friday, Aug. 16.

“It was a good turnout,” Bridget Gaines of the city’s Recreation Department said about the scheduled lessons, noting that many of the classes were full.

The city, in cooperation with the local Aquatic Discount Scuba shop, also hosted a ‘Discover Scuba’ class at the pool this past Saturday, along with a session that was held in June.

Looking ahead to the fall, sign-ups for rec league soccer are going on now, with registration for the youth soccer program due by Thursday, July 25. Evaluations are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 3.

Those wanting to participate can sign up at the rec department, 2060 McHenry Ave., Escalon, with costs ranging from $30 up to $45. Divisions are based on a child’s age as of Nov. 1 and include the 3-4 Tots ($30), the 5-6 Squirts ($35), 7-8 Pee Wee and 9-10 Minors ($40), and the 11-14 Majors/Seniors ($45).