Admission to City Pools Reduced For Swimmers Under 17

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It’s now even easier for Long Beach youth under the age of 17 to enjoy community swimming pools, because the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Commission have reduced the youth admission fee to $1 per visit.
“Cost should not be a burden as we encourage more youth to swim at our wonderful facilities,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Swimming is a great way to maintain a healthy active lifestyle, and also just so much fun for kids to splash around with friends during open swim.”

“Lowering youth pool fees will help more young people to enjoy our pools, strenghten their swimming skills and encourage them to become lifelong swimmers,” said Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal, who introduced the motion to lower pool fees on October 14, 2014. The item was co-sponsored by Councilmembers Suzie Price and Dee Andrews, and was approved unanimously.

The Parks and Recreation Commission also approved the fee decrease on April 16, 2015.

As the City Council requested, Parks, Recreation and Marine staff are working to arrange for a special summer bus service to transport people to and from city pools.

The fees for Long Beach youth had been $3 at Belmont Pool and $2 at Silverado Pool, King Pool, Millikan and Jordan high school pools (High school pools are summer only). Youth will continue to access pools for free when they are attending as part of their participation in Parks, Recreation & Marine Summer Fun, WRAP (Winners Reaching Amazing Potential) school enrichment program, and Day Camp programs.

For information about Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine pool programs, visit
www.longbeach.gov/park/recreation/aquatics/pools.

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