People everywhere love to swim. But, when you live in Southern California, it is almost a requirement. Swimming comes as natural as breathing. The city of Fresno has many pools across the city, yet the demand for more required some teamwork. Therefore, during the peak summer months, several high schools open their pools through a community program. This allows everyone access to a safe and clean swimming pool.
Below we will share with you just a few of the community pools in the area. Please note, as the summer season is drawing near the end, the schools that participate in the program have stopped opening to the public for the year. Call the Community Centers to find out if the pool near you is still operating.
Life Time encourages families to participate in swimming together during open pool hours. Life Time also offers swimming lessons for children and adults. Swim teams are available, and the instructors offer private, semi-private, and group classes.
While swimming season is over for 2017, contact the community centers to find out about classes and events in the future.
Municipal Public Pools :
- Mosqueda Pool
- 4670 E Butler
- Frank H. Ball Pool
- 760 Mayor Street
- Mary Ella Brown Pool
- 1350 East Annadale
- Airways Pool
- 5440 East Shields
Airways Pool is where the City of Fresno provides swimming classes. To inquire check out the City Website.
While pool season is closing, the community splash parks will be open through October. They have sprayers, misters, and plenty of special water equipment to let your little ones play in the sun and stay cool. Don’t forget the sunscreen though. Even though they feel cool, the sun is beaming on them!
The splash parks are:
50 N. Calaveras Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Figarden Loop Park
4265 W Figarden Drive
Fresno, CA 93722
Todd Beamer Park
9797 N. Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
There is no charge and the normal splash park hours are 9 am to 8 pm.
Why should you learn to swim?
Get ready for next year. If you or your child cannot swim, it is important to learn. Contact the community centers and inquire about lessons. Do not assume that your child is safe because you only let him or her play in the shallow end. Children drown in bathtubs. Bathtubs have much less water than a kiddie pool. Most kids love the water, even if they are hesitant to begin, once they get in, they quickly learn skills that could save their life in an emergency. But if you are afraid of water, you will pass that fear to them.
Swimming is fun and healthy. Swimmers can help prevent others from drowning. In a pool where children are splashing and jumping, it is sometimes hard to tell if they are playing or in trouble.
If you are afraid of the water, learning to swim will usually remove that fear, and it will keep you from passing it on to your child. Swimming, boating, water sports, and diving are wonderful experiences that they may want to try someday. Equip them and prepare them, and have fun doing it. Learn to swim!