July 2, 1999

City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department Announces Summer 1999 Portable Pool Sites

Thousands of inner-city children and their families will once again have the opportunity to learn to swim this summer through the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department's Portable Pool Program. The Portable Pool Program, established in 1968, allows swimmers of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of aquatic recreation in communities most in need and for a reasonable cost. In 1998, approximately 18,000 swimmers participated in the Portable Pool Program.

This summer, the following City of San Diego recreation centers will host a portable pool:

Montgomery Waller — June 21 through July 16, 1999. Location: 3020 Coro-nado Ave. in the San Diego community of Otay Mesa West. Phone: (619) 424-0466

South Bay — June 26 through July 23, 1999. Location: 1885 Coronado Ave. in the San Diego community of South Bay. Phone: (619) 424-0471.

Willie Henderson Sports Complex — July 17 through August 13, 1999. Location: 1035 South 45th St. in Southeast San Diego. Phone: (619) 527-3407.

Southcrest — July 3 through July 30, 1999. Location: 4149 Newton Ave. in the San Diego community of Southcrest. Phone: (619) 527-3413.

Encanto — July 24 through August 20, 1999. Location: 6508 Wunderlin ave. in the San Diego community of Encanto. Phone: (619) 527-3411.

Adams — July 31 through August 27, 1999. Location: 3491 Adams Ave. in the San Diego community of University Heights. Phone: (619) 235-1149.

Mira Mesa — August 7 through September 3, 1999. Location: 8575 New Salem St. in Mira Mesa. Phone: (619) 538-8122.

Each portable pool offers group lessons for boys and girls. All participants must be 3 feet tall and toilet-trained. Each session provides swimmers with at least nine-40 minute lessons. For program fees and registration information, call the appropriate recreation center or the Swim Hotline at (619) 685-1322.

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