Wilmington YMCA’s New Indoor Pool is First In The Community
We’re proud to announce that our Wilmington YMCA’s new indoor heated swimming pool opened to the public on Saturday, October 4, 2014. To help celebrate the grand opening, Olympic Medalist and World Record Swimmer, Jessica Hardy, joined us and spent the day signing autographs and conducting swim clinics for children and adults.
The highly-anticipated amenity is the first for the facility and is an important addition to Wilmington and the surrounding communities. Ideal for swimmers of all ages and levels of expertise, our large 75x50 foot lap pool has a depth of 4’6’’, which means it’s big and deep enough for everyone (from beginners to veteran swimmers) to enjoy being active and interactive in the water.
We’re also thrilled to offer a variety of swim programs and classes, including Aqua Zumba®, youth and adult swim lessons, water aerobics, arthritis water exercise classes, designated lap swim time, and family and community recreational swim time. We’re dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment for Members, and our newest pool is the ideal resource for neighbors of all abilities to receive careful water instruction and supervision from our qualified lifeguards.
“Adding a pool to our facility has been a longtime dream,” said Laura Muñoz Humphreys, Executive Director of San Pedro & Peninsula and Wilmington YMCA. “We are deeply grateful to YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, our amazing Board Members and our generous donors who raised the necessary funds to build the pool, including The Port of Los Angeles, Norris Foundation, Phillips 66, CA Sulphur, Crail Johnson Foundation, Carol & James Collins Foundation, Bob Trujillo & Family, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, Fourth District.”
As the third and only indoor pool in the Wilmington community, this long-awaited addition has helped us make a positive impact in the area. In addition to building strong partnerships with neighboring elementary schools and local businesses, the Wilmington YMCA’s new pool provided new job opportunities for nearby residents. We believe such benefits will help further establish our Wilmington YMCA as a trusted community resource and place that supports and accepts everyone.
For a full schedule and additional information about Wilmington YMCA’s pool, visit www.ymcala.org/wilmington.