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Lots of swimming Pools in Merced County
Community swimming pools are located throughout Merced County. Programs include swimming lessons, recreational swimming, and pool rentals. A variety of local swim leagues provide the opportunity for youth to improve their swim skills and compete in swim meets. Scroll down to explore the possibilities.
- Dos Palos
- Los Banos
- Local Swim Leagues
Swimming is also possible at the following reservoirs, state, and county parks:
- Don Pedro Lake
- Eastman Lake
- George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area
- Hensley Lake
- Lake McSwain and Lake McClure
- Lake Yosemite County Park
- McConnell State Recreation Area
- Modesto Reservoir Regional Park
- San Luis State Recreation Area
- Turlock Lake State Recreation Area
Atwater: Swim lessons and open swimming are available the Atwater High School swimming pool during the summer months. Lap swimming may also be available at the Buhach Colony High School pool in the Summer of 2011.
For current information call Atwater’s Department of Parks and Community Services at (209) 357-6320.
Delhi: Located at Delhi High School, the Delhi pool offers four levels of swimming lessons for all ages beginning with preschool, recreational swim hours, and family swim nights during the summer months.
For more information, contact Dave Jensen at Delhi Unified School District: (209) 656-2047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dos Palos: The pool at Dos Palos High School offers swimming lessons and recreational swim hours during the summer months.
For current information call City of Dos Palos Parks and Recreation at 392-2178.
Gustine: The Gustine Aquatics Center at Henry Miller Park offers the following programs during the summer months: water aerobics, open swim, night swim, and pool rental.
For more information call Gustine City Hall at (209) 854-6471.
Hilmar: Located in the Hilmar Park, the pool offers swimming lessons, recreational swimming hours, water aerobics, and lap swimming.
For more information contact Celeste Tremble (209) 632-6314
Livingston: The Livingston High School pool is open to the public during the summer months for swimming lessons and recreational swimming. Four levels of lessons are offered for ages 3 through adult beginners. The pool is also available to rent for parties and other group activities.
For more information call Livingston City Hall at 394-8830.
Los Banos: Swimming lessons and open swim hours are offered at the Los Banos County Park during the summer months.
For more information call the Los Banos School District at (209) 826-3801 ext. 1027
Merced: The City of Merced operates city pools at Ada Givens Park, McNamara Park, and Stephen Leonard Park. These pools are available to rent for private events. Swim lessons are offered for children of all ages starting with a “parent and me” class for toddlers as young as six months. Merced College offers a variety of swim programs during the summer and throughout the year.
City of Merced Swim Lessons: Four two-week sessions are offered from June through early August. Five levels of instruction include:
- Parent and Me (Ages 6 months to 3 years)
- Tiny Tots 1: (Ages 3 to 5 years)
- Tiny Tots 2 (Ages 4 to 6 years)
- Beginner Prep: (Ages 6 to 10 years)
- Stroke Technique: (Ages 7 years and up)
Call the city at 385-6978 for more information and current schedules.
City of Merced Recreational Swim Programs: The Stephen Leonard Pool and the Memorial Plunge at McNamara Park are available for recreational swimming on summer afternoons. Visit the City’s webpage for current hours and information: http://www.cityofmerced.org/depts/parks_n_community_services/parks_n_facilities/pools.asp
City of Merced Pool Rentals: For more information, call the city at 385-6978. Rentals are available from May through August.
Location of City of Merced Pools:
- Ada Givens Pool (small pool): North end of Hawthorne Ave., Merced
- Memorial Plunge at McNamara Park (large pool): Corner of 11th and K Streets, Merced
- Steven Leonard Pool (medium size pool): Corner of 7th and T Streets, Merced
Map of city pools: http://www.cityofmerced.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=2523
Merced College Pool: Merced College’s Community Service Department provides recreation classes for all ages. Programs for children include swimming lessons, diving lessons, and water polo. Adult recreational lap swimming is offered throughout the year.
For more information go to: http://www.mccd.edu/programs/community/index.html or call (209) 384-6224.
Local Swim Leagues: The Merced County Swim League is made up of ten teams from Merced County and surrounding communities. Merced is also home to the Merced Skimmers Swim Team, which practices regularly at Merced College. Skimmers offers youth programs and masters swimming for adults.
Contact: Mike Carpenter – email@example.com / (209) 384-0727
Merced County Swim League
Contact: Bryan Behn – firstname.lastname@example.org / (209) 385-7426
Contacts: Robyn Brigham – email@example.com
Tiffany Pickle – Jfirstname.lastname@example.org
Dos Palos Dolphins
Contact: Brent Jones – email@example.com / (559) 232-0005
Contact: Monica Sabins – firstname.lastname@example.org / (209) 765-9397
Los Banos Tigersharks
Contact: Wayne Pricolo – email@example.com / (209) 769-3301