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SF Rec and Parks Offers Free Admission at City Pools September 13

SAN FRANCISCO – With temperatures expected to reach 90 degrees in some neighborhoods, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is waiving admission fees to seven pools throughout the city today. Mid-day lap swims and lessons will go on as scheduled. Pools will keep at least one lane open to … Continue reading

Balboa Pool Reopening on February 23

Join us on Saturday, February 23 beginning at 12:30 p.m. as we hold a reopening celebration for the community at the Balboa Pool (51 Havelock).  The event will feature special performances, speakers, … Continue reading

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Swimming Lessons

Tots: The program aims to promote the Red Cross water safety knowledge and skills, aquatic adjustment, and swimming readiness skills, as well as fun enjoyment in the water. The parent is the primary instructor for their child and will accompany the child into the water during instruction. The parent must dress in a swim suit. Toddlers who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers.
Pre-Schoolers: ratio 1 adult per child

Youth-1: Participants will acquaint themselves with the aquatic environment. Topics covered in this class include breathing control, floating, prone glide, back float, arm strokes and kicking, and other elementary skills.

Youth-3: is designed for participants who have developed the elementary skills of swimming. Participants will be able to develop the front crawl stroke and back crawl techniques. This class is designed to improve stamina and coordination.

Youth-5: These levels will coordinate, refine, and polish all the skills learned in previous levels. The butterfly stroke, open turns and surface dives will be introduced. Emphasis is placed on developing efficiency, power, and endurance.

Adult –1: Participants will acquaint themselves with the aquatic environment. Topics covered in this class include breathing control, floating, prone glide, back float, arm strokes and kicking, and other elementary skills.