LINCOLN POOL will be closed from July 10-15 as a new filtration system will be installed.
Plans are being made to accommodate swim lessons at other pools -- perhaps Emma Hood. An announcement about that will be made in the next day or two.
The filtration system is quite old and has been leaking for at least five months. The contractor, who I understand is quite busy, called last night (6/29) and said he is available to do the work the week of the 10th. Once the system is in place, the Alameda County Health Department must certify that the water quality meets health standards/regulations.
It was hoped that the installation could have been done much earlier as to lessen the impact on the Summer Family Swim, lessons and the Ala-Gators Swim Team. However, ASPA is at the mercy of the availability of a new system and the contractor.
Thanks for your understanding and patience.
They provided family swimming, lap swimming, competitive (Alameda Ala-gators), non-competitive age group swimming, our free kindergarten swim and senior swim. The inspiration and funding for the program originally came from Frank Weeden, Fred Stolte and with the help of some of their close friends and associates. Mr. Weeden maintained that since Alameda is an island, all children should learn to swim. It was a practical matter of public safety as well as providing a healthy activity for the people of Alameda. The primary purpose of the program was for the benefit of the children first, and as an added feature, for their families and the swimming enthusiasts in the city. All this provided, on a per household cost, at a very reasonable cost or free, depending on the program.