Yucaipa’s Seventh Street Pool offers respite from the heat

A fun day at the pool.

As July begins, the rising heat and summer boredom may be kicking in. A trip to the Seventh Street Community Pool may solve both these problems with its many summer activities offered daily.

“There is recreational swim seven days a week, where you could come out and check out the rock wall or the waterslide, or just take a dip in the pool,” said Megan Wolfe, director of community services for the city of Yucaipa.

This is just one of the many activities the Seventh Street Community Pool has to offer this summer. The recreational swim times are as follows:

June 10 to Aug. 9:

Daily Noon to 4 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday:

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Aug. 10 to Sept. 1: 

Saturday and Sunday

Noon to 4 p.m.

For anyone looking for a way to spend an afternoon on Labor Day, the pool is also open on holidays, with recreational swim from noon to 4 p.m.

Anyone can host their own celebration here as well, as facility rentals are first come first serve all summer.

“My kids love it,” Lisa Reyes said. “We come here all the time. It’s a great summer activity. You know, it’s nice and it’s close.”

With all the summer swim activities, it is also important to keep pool safety in mind. The pool works with the city of Yucaipa to provide swim lessons through July 13.

“Yucaipa Swim Team offers swim lessons, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon, and again from 4 to 6 p.m.,” Wolfe said.

This is in addition to the lessons offered on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

“We have regular lessons, we have private lessons, and it’s for all ages: adults and kids from six months and older.” Wolfe said.

Another way in which the pool pushes safety is with its junior lifeguard program.

“It is a five week camp on Saturdays,” Wolfe said.

From June 15 through July 13, kids and teenagers are trained to become lifeguards.

Pool activities are not just limited to children and families, but reach all ages with activities like swim lessons and aqua aerobics.

“Our trained lifeguards and our pool manager teach the aqua aerobics,” Wolfe said.

Anyone can drop in for aqua aerobics, which are offered Monday through Thursday 8 to 9 a.m., and Monday and Wednesday 7 to 8 p.m. It is a lighter exercise option, with a lower risk of muscle or joint injuries, yet is still beneficial in building strength, due to the water resistance.

The community pool offers another way to exercise in addition to aqua aerobics or climbing their rock wall - lap swimming.

“People can swim laps in the pool for exercise,” Wolfe said. “We provide a lane line so you have an area just for people swimming laps.”

There are many great activities and opportunities to cool down and chill out at the Seventh Street Community Pool this summer.

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