PCC’s Aquatics Center is open to the public during the summer and guests can swim recreationally for $2 and swim laps for $4.

With temperatures in Pasadena soaring near the 100’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.

PCC’s Aquatics Center is open to the public during the summer and guests can swim recreationally for $2 and swim laps for $4.

Antonio Gandara / Courier The Aquatics Center located adjacent to the W Building, is open to the public for a small fee.
Antonio Gandara / Courier
The Aquatics Center located adjacent to the W Building, is open to the public for a small fee.

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.

“The pool is safe and there are a lot of lifeguards on duty,” said Jesse Ying, a former student and counselor for a youth camp. “I 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.”

Peter Kazanjian, another camp counselor, also praised the organization of the Aquatic Center.

“It’s an ideal setup. It’s a beautiful facility with clean locker rooms and the entire staff is top notch,” he said.

Kazanjian says that this is the eleventh year their camp has come to use PCC’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.

“The 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. They also offer swim lessons for youth, teens, adults and private lessons at the Aquatic Center,” 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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