Signups now underway for swim lessons

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The Lodge pool has been a popular destination since it opened March 12. With temperatures hovering in the 80s over spring break, and even hitting 90 degrees this week, children have enjoyed their after-school play time in the Junior Olympic-size pool.

Of course, just as Murphy’s Law says it will rain the day after the car is washed, so it is with putting the pool on the front page of The Friday Flyer. This week’s weather forecast called for a chance of rain this weekend; maybe this story will bring bring some luck in that regard. But rain or not, parents will want to make a note of the fact that signups are now underway for summer swim lessons.

Starting June 13, weekly swim lessons will be offered to children of all ages and levels. Lessons will be 30 minutes long, Monday through Friday, at either 10:15 or 11 a.m. One weekly session is $70, the second week is $40 and the third week is free; OR first child is $70 per week and second child is $40 per week. Families (two children or more) get one free week. Sign up at the pool. (See schedule at the end of article.)

When using the pool, members are reminded they must present their own valid POA card and be in good standing, and they must accompany their guests at all times.

The pool varies from 3.5 feet to 8 feet deep with lap lanes at one end. A separate children’s pool is available for toddlers. The pool is ADA accessible and is kept at a constant temperature throughout the season. Showers, restrooms and vending machines are located at the pool, which is open March to November.

The Lighthouse Restaurant and Bar is providing poolside services on Saturdays. The breakfast menu is served 9 to noon; lunch items are served noon to 2 p.m.).

The pool is open for Lap Swim and Water Aerobics from 7 to 10 a.m., Monday through Sunday. Open Swim is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Hours will increase between May 23 and September 2.

Pool passes are available at Members Services to members requesting them for adult non-members who are responsible for the resident minor children of Canyon Lake members. This would include nannies, babysitters or any other individual responsible for the member’s minor children.

Pool Rules

The complete list of pool rules can be found at www.canyonlakepoa.com but here are a few of them:

  • There is no life guard on duty. Weak, inexperienced or non-swimmers must be accompanied by a responsible person who is of sufficient maturity, size and swimming ability to assist the person in the event of distress or emergency.
  • It is required that children 5 or younger be under the direct supervision of a responsible person of age at all times. Persons under 14 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Persons 14 to 17 years of age may be unaccompanied by an adult; however, they are required to have their own valid POA card and are allowed to bring one guest to the pool.
  • The following are not allowed in the pool or pool deck: animals (except service animals), smoking, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, bicycles, skateboards or scooters; nor such activities as running, pushing, throwing, shoulder games and launching persons in the pool.
  • Proper swimwear must be worn; cut-offs are not allowed. All babies, toddlers and incontinent adults must wear proper waterproof swim pants or briefs in the pool.

Lessons Schedule

Swim lessons will be taught the weeks of June 13 to 17, June 20 to 24, June 29 to July 3, July 11 to 15, July 18 to 22, July 25 to 29, and August 1 to 5. In addition to seven levels of swim lessons, there will be a tot level to get little ones used to having their faces in the water and floating,

Mommy and Me Water Class is $35 and offered either Monday through Friday at 11:45 a.m. the week of June 27 through July 1, or the week of August 1 to 5.

Water Polo classes will be available for youth who can swim the full 25-yard length of the pool. The cost is $45 per class. Adult swim lessons will be available upon request for beginners or those who would like to perfect their technique.

For more information, contact Pool Manager Val Grillo at 951-244-6841, ext. 618.

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