Recreationally Speaking: Here’s what’s going on at Swanson Pool and at Standley Park in November

Recreation Centers and Pools: The City of San Diego has 57 Recreation Centers, 13 Pools, 7 Skate Parks and many other recreational facilities that serve both residents and visitors of all ages, abilities and income levels. Check out your local Recreation Center’s website and program guide for more details, or visit SDRECCONNECT to register for a program. Highlighted below are a few of the programs offered at University City’s own Swanson Pool with helpful links to area recreation centers:

  • Aquatic Body Conditioning (ABC) – This is a total body conditioning class; Multi-level, low impact, cardio respiratory workout held in shallow water. Flexibility, muscular strength and endurance are emphasized. Participants do not need to know how to swim. Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:15 to 9:15 AM.
  • Arthritis Exercise – Participants perform gentle stretching and strengthening exercises in the water. Movement is performed at a low to moderate intensity to develop muscular strength, endurance and increase range-of-motion. Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.
  • Lifeguard Training at Swanson Pool during Thanksgiving break – The Winter Aquatic Vocational Education (W.A.V.E.) program at Swanson Pool offers individuals an opportunity to participate in a standard Lifeguard Training Class in rapid succession during Thanksgiving Break. Upon completion of the course candidates will receive American Red Cross Certification in Lifeguarding, in First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22) and in CPR/AED. Tryouts and Orientation are Friday, November 22, 2019, starting promptly at 3:30 PM and ending at 7 PM, at Swanson Pool, 3585 Governor Drive; course is Saturday through Wednesday, November 23-27, from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Applicants must be 15 years of age and older; and must participate in the Friday tryouts and meet eligibility requirements. Attendance at all scheduled classes is mandatory.

For prices/fees, course materials, more details, or questions about classes and programs at Swanson Pool, please check the website at or contact the pool manager at Swanson Pool or call 858-552-1653.

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