Every year a Summer Aquatics Program is offered through the City of Claremont Human Services. In sunny Southern California, Claremont is located in the Northeast border of Los Angeles County, between the 10 and 210 freeways. Aquatics swim instructors are American Red Cross certified and class participants earn graduated-level certificates upon completion of over 200 possible swimming classes offered over the course of the summer.
Class times, prices or registration cannot be obtained online, however Human Services can answer information questions and take swimming registrations at (909) 399-5490. They also send out the free “Claremont View” community recreation and class listings guide, or offer directions to locations to pick up a copy.
“Water Aerobic” classes begin at 10:00 a.m. for forty minutes. Red Cross swimming “Levels 1-5” classes run all day, every half hour until 6:30 p.m. With a brief community open-swim period daily from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. student swimmers can practice what they’ve learned in class.
In addition to the Red Cross graduated swimming classes for children “Levels 1-5” there are also “Parent & Child”, “Preschool Aquatics 1 & 2”, “Fitness Swimmer & Personal Water Safety” and “Guard Start”. Adult swimming classes (15 years and up) include the afore mentioned “Water Aerobics” and the “Adult Swim” class (18 years and beyond).
Additionally a free “Water Safety Today” class for adults with families of small children living with a pool at home. This special water safety class is only an hour and a half long on two different Saturdays in July. No prior reservations necessary just meet at the El Roble School Olympic pool.
All classes take place in the pool at El Roble Intermediate School located at 655 N. Mountain Avenue in Claremont, California. The same pool that several years ago Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger assisted with the ribbon-cutting dedication ceremony. These aquatic classes are so popular that early registration is encouraged for the five summer sessions which fill up quickly for June through August swimming. Each swimming class session runs Monday thru Friday for two weeks. Although there is a registration fee and the swimming classes cost an additional price, scholarships are offered to low-income Claremont residents which must be applied for, prior to registration.
The Claremont “Summer Aquatics Program” is offered at very reasonable prices to take advantage of every summer. Learning this necessary life-skill could save your child’s life and will keep the whole family cool during hot summer months. So gather up the family, register early and swim together.