Garfield Pool

Young girl learning how to swim at Garfield Pool

POOL CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION

For more information please visit the project webpage: https://sfrecpark.org/project/garfield-pool-improvement-project/

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ALL SFRP pools will be CLOSED on Saturday, 10.19.19 until 12:30pm

ALL SFRP pools will be CLOSED on Saturday, October 19, 2019 until 12:30pm for our quarterly all-staff lifeguard inservice training. During this time our aquatic staff will be practicing their in-water rescue skills, as well as their CPR and first aid skills. Thank You,

Garfield Pool – Construction Update

We are making great progress on the construction at Garfield Pool. The old clubhouse building has been demolished, and the pool building has been cleared. The site has been a bit muddy due to the rain, but the foundation for the new clubhouse is well underway, and the new steel … 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.