Al Anderson Memorial Pool Opens May 13!

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Date: 
May 10, 2016

For Immediate Release
May 10, 2016

Langley, BC – The City of Langley is pleased to announce that Al Anderson Memorial Pool will open on May 13th for the 2016 season. This promises to be another great year, with staff gearing up for a busy season ahead. The City is inviting youth, adults and families to get active this spring with the aquatics programs and classes being offered, including shallow and deep Aquafit, length swimming, youth swim, daily public swim, and a toonie/loonie swim on Sundays.

Al Anderson Memorial Pool has a proud history in the City of Langley since its opening in 1962, hosting swimming lessons for children and adults, private lessons and adapted swimming lessons, public swimming, swim meets and special events. Located in the beautiful City Park, this 8-lane, 25-meter pool is surrounded by nature, sports fields, a water park, and picnic shelters. It is the perfect local destination on a hot summer day.   

 “No matter your age or ability, swimming is a great way to maintain an active lifestyle, have fun, and get to know people in your community,” says Karlo Tamondong, Recreation Supervisor at the City of Langley, The City encourages all residents to get active and strives to provide opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy recreation.”

For more leadership and lifeguarding development skills, the Sharks/Minnows program is designed to give teens and young adults the opportunity to experience the challenges and benefits of working in aquatics. The program includes a training session that consists of instruction, shadow guarding, and special event planning.  In addition, participants gain practical experience in all these areas.  Once the training session is completed, the participant will be given the opportunity to volunteer during swimming lessons, public swims, special events and staff in-services.  

For teens and young adults who are serious about lifeguarding, Al Anderson Memorial Pool offers Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross certifications, as well as Standard First Aid & CPR, National Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and Lifesaving Instructor programs.

A month-long triathlon training course is also offered for adults who are training for the upcoming Tri-It Triathlon. For more information visit http://city.langley.bc.ca/events/tri-it-triathlon

To register for a class, call 604-514-2860 or visit http://city.langley.bc.ca/parks-recreation/recreation/aquatics. For more information, email swim@langleycity.ca.

 

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For more information contact:

Samantha Paulson
Communications Officer
City of Langley
604-514-2866
spaulson@langleycity.ca

Langley City Hall

20399 Douglas Crescent   Langley  BC  V3A 4B3
Phone 604 514 2800   Fax 604 530 4371

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