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Placerville Recreation and Parks Offering Summer Swim Lessons

06/01/2015 08:31AM ● By Style

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Summer is in full swing, which means the Placerville Aquatics Center is open with a plethora of classes for all ages. 

Swim lessons are available for kids ages one and up; if your child loves the water or wants to be a lifeguard, the Junior Lifeguard Camp (ages 10 and up; participants should be able to swim freestyle continuously for 25 yards, tread water for one minute, and swim 10 feet underwater)—which teaches introductory lifeguarding skills, rescue procedures and team-building—is designed specifically for them. The first camp starts this month and will fill quickly, so sign up soon.

Kids also have an opportunity to improve their swimming skills at one of the competitive swim clinics. The beginner clinics are ideal for swimmers ages eight and up with little or no competitive swimming experience, or those who have completed the Sharks Level of swimming lessons. The advanced clinic is ideal for kids who want a great workout without joining a swim team; experienced coaches provide a mixture of high-energy sets, stroke-refining drills and individualized technique instruction. 

If you’re looking for an incredible workout, consider an invigorating aqua aerobics class, which includes shallow and deep-water exercises and increases aerobic conditioning, strength, flexibility and balance while being easy on the joints. 

Those looking for something a little more solitary should come out for lap swimming, a program sponsored by the Marshall Foundation for Community Health. Pay a drop-in fee or purchase a multi-visit pass; seniors (ages 55 and older) are encouraged to attend and receive a discount.

For guaranteed family fun, check out the public swim schedules and dive into a summer of memories! 

— Amanda Anderson 

For more information on the Aquatics Center and other classes, check out the ‘Summer 2015 Activity Guide,’ call 530-642-5232, visit or stop by 549 Main Street.

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