The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) said on Tuesday it has added 64 more swimming classes at the city’s outdoor pools this summer in addition to the previously announced 112 classes at indoor pools.
Starting this week, residents may sign up for the newly scheduled classes that will be offered as part of the District’s “Learn-to-Swim” program, as well as most of the already existing classes at indoor pools.
“We want young people engaged in safe activities all summer, and our outdoor pools are a tremendous resource for the community,” DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a release.
“If you know someone who could benefit from swimming lessons, help us spread the word that we have more swimming classes available. We’re proud that between our swim classes at DCPS and our swim classes at DPR, DC is a city where people of all ages can use and enjoy our indoor and outdoor public pools,” she continued.
The new swimming classes, which will run 30-45 minutes per session, are scheduled for July and August. These are the outdoor pools they will be available at:
- Harry Thomas, Sr. Pool, 1743 Lincoln Road, NE
- Woody Ward Pool, 5100 Southern Avenue, SE
- Fort Stanton Pool, 1800 Erie Street, SE
“We are proud to be able to respond to high demand for DPR’s Learn-to-Swim classes and make an immediate return on Mayor Bowser’s investment,” DPR Director Delano Hunter said. “These programs will continue to grow and help keep residents active and most importantly teach the community to swim.”
Click here to register for Learn-to-Swim classes.
DPR is also holding late-night parties at its outdoor pools for residents of all ages every Friday throughout the summer. “Late Night Drip” pool parties take place at DPR’s 23 outdoor pools until 11 pm.