City of Claremont cancels summer aquatics program

The City of Claremont will not be offering swim lessons this summer due to the closure of El Roble Intermediate School’s pool.

“The Claremont Unified School District has had some issues with the pool pump at El Roble,” Human Services Director Anne Turner said. “We were notified in early April that the whole system has burned out and they wouldn’t have it fixed for this summer.”

To ensure that Claremont residents still have quality swim lesson options, the city is working in partnership with the city of La Verne and the city of San Dimas aquatic programs, who have agreed to add additional lessons to absorb Claremont residents.

“They’ve hired several of our staff and WSI instructors,” Ms. Turner said. “They’ve agreed to take on any Claremont resident for a flat rate that wants to take lessons. Both the cities of La Verne and San Dimas have really been wonderful in working with us.”

The city of La Verne will be offering group swim lessons, two weeks per session, which is a total of eight classes, for a fee of $56 a session. La Verne also offers private swim lessons for $99. For more information, visit or call (909) 596-8700.

San Dimas will be offering Red Cross swim lessons for a fee of $45 for eight classes. You must set up an account through the city of San Dimas website in order to register. For more information and to register, visit or call (909) 592-1430.

—Angela Bailey


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