Written by Christine Retta Friday, 16 July 2010 00:00
Mineola residents took advantage of the John S. DaVanzo Community Pool during a recent early-season heat wave and dived headfirst into summer. Ninety-plus degree heat and humidity made for perfect swimming conditions as residents sought relief at our pristine community pool.
June 26 was the annual registration for swimming lessons. Although the line was long, residents waited patiently to enroll their children for free swimming lessons. Again this year, no child was turned away from lessons. In fact, demand for some levels was so high, the pool will be adding a third session for certain swimming levels to accommodate additional swimmers. Details will be published in the future and posted at the pool.
While the line was long, one excited parent mentioned, “I’ve been here since 2:45 p.m.—but, I’m still not tired,” as he took the first spot on the list. Classes meet Tuesdays through Fridays between the hours 10 a.m. and noon. The classes run for about 30 minutes.
Last week signaled the start of the Summer Recreation Program. The program was kicked off on July 6.
July 10 brought not one, but two fun-filled events. The Pool/Recreation Board meets at 11 am on the Upper Deck of the pool facility. On the same day, from 8 to 10:30 p.m., the pool is hosting its first Family Fun Night of the season. Residents are encouraged to attend this free event and bring snacks, beverages, and tables for a night of music and dancing with neighbors.
Although the weather has been hot, the water’s always a nice, comfortable temperature over at the John S. DaVanzo Community Pool. Residents and their guests have been enjoying the water and the sun.
Session I of swimming lessons are coming to a close. One hundred and eighty-six children attended and learned a variety of different strokes, skills, and swimming techniques that will last a lifetime. To celebrate the end of the first session, Middle School Night will be held on the same day, July 16, from 8 to 10:30 pm in the facility. Guests are encouraged to bring their own snacks, beverages, and tables to enjoy a free night of music and dancing.
Due to increased popularity in swimming lessons this year, Session III will be opening up four additional classes. Registration began Monday, July 12 at 7:30 pm in the Leisure Pass Office, now located at the pool. The classes offered include Level 1 and 2 at 10 a.m and 11 a.m.
Each class will be filled by a maximum of ten students. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Session III runs from Aug. 10 to Aug. 20 and each class lasts 45 minutes.