This summer is proving to be a busy time for PCC’s swimming pool where an array of programs is taking place.Currently, an annual program which is a combination of recreational swim, adult lap swim, and youth swim lessons is being held by Extended Learning, according to Women’s Water Polo Coach Terry Stoddard.

According to PCC’s Extended Learning website, youth swim lessons are taking place Monday through Thursday mornings.

PCC’s pool also hosts parent and child and pre-school level classes, accommodating swimmers of every age and ability level, according to the website.

PCC uses a program called Swim America, a 10 step learn-to-swim program that helps swimmers achieve their goals, according to the website.

“I enjoy bringing my kids to the pool, and it gets our kids to exercise,” said Velia Piesik, who was at the pool recently.

Though PCC’s swim team is not currently competing, water-polo conditioning continues to meet at night and the swim conditioning program meets in the morning, said Stoddard.

“Typically, summer is the time that PCC swimmers swim for fun as well as fitness,” he said.

“It’s economical, great fun for kids, and great exercise,” said Delia Rios, explaining why she enjoys coming to the pool.

PCC’s swimming pool is open to the public Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. for recreational swim, and from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lap swim through Aug. 20. Entrance to the pool is $1 for recreational swim and $2 for lap swim.

Lap swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards unassisted, according to the Extended Learning website. For group lessons, call (626) 585-7608, or for private lessons, call (626) 585-7788. You can also visit for more information about summer swimming at PCC.

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