With temperatures in Pasadena soaring near the 100â€™s, many people in the community are looking for ways to keep cool. One of the ways people at PCC are beating the heat is by taking a dip at the Aquatics Center.
PCCâ€™s Aquatics Center is open to the public during the summer and guests can swim recreationally for $2 and swim laps for $4.
Many summer youth camps come to the center to swim and many of their counselors prefer the Aquatics Center for its safe and well-run environment.
â€œThe pool is safe and there are a lot of lifeguards on duty,â€ said Jesse Ying, a former student and counselor for a youth camp. â€œI would recommend coming here for recreational swimming. I took swimming lessons when I was a student here and this is one of the best swimming facilities in the area.â€
Peter Kazanjian, another camp counselor, also praised the organization of the Aquatic Center.
â€œItâ€™s an ideal setup. Itâ€™s a beautiful facility with clean locker rooms and the entire staff is top notch,â€ he said.
Kazanjian says that this is the eleventh year their camp has come to use PCCâ€™s swimming facility for their summer swimming program.
Valerie Mitchell, the interim athletic secretary, says that the pool is a welcome relief to the community in the summer.
â€œThe water temperature is maintained at a comfortable 80 degrees year round. It is a 50-meter Olympic-size pool that has a four-foot shallow end and is handicap accessible.Â They also offer swim lessons for youth, teens, adults and private lessons at the Aquatic Center,â€ she said.
The PCC Extension Summer Swim Program ends on Aug. 2. Recreational swim hours are Monday through Thursday from 12:30 pm to 4 pm and Friday 11 am to 4 pm.
Lap swimming hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to 7 pm and Friday 11 am to 4 pm.
Information on group or private lessons can be found by visiting www.pcclearn.org or by calling (626) 585-7608.
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