SF Rec and Parks to Conduct Inspections and Upgrades for Swimming Pools
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) will undergo citywide routine and annual facility inspections as well as swimming pool repairs and upgrades starting August 15th, 2011 through May 14th, 2012. Swimming pools will be closed periodically during maintenance. This important maintenance process is part of RPD’s overall efforts to build a healthier San Francisco with enhanced recreational activities including aquatics program.
Currently, RPD has swim courses that are designed for all levels of swimmers, from no swimming skills, to advanced swimming skills. In addition, RPD also offers Lifeguard Training for teens and adults. The primary purpose of the lifeguard training program is to provide entry-level lifeguard skills and knowledge to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies and to provide care for sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrives and takes over.
Recently, RPD also has expanded its aquatics program to include SCUBA Dive Training. San Francisco residents no longer have to travel far to learn to S.C.U.B.A. and become open water licensed divers. They can dive in the ocean near San Francisco and explore places that many have only seen in magazines and on television. Now, San Franciscans can see everything from wildlife, caves, kelp forests, and experience an adventure of a lifetime with RPD.
RPD is committed to develop and integrate its recreational programs so to better serve the children and families in San Francisco. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.sfrecpark.org/ and for Swimming Pool Maintenance and Closure Schedule, please see http://sfrecpark.org/documents/2011-12PoolClosureschedule.pdf