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Herbst Swimming Pool/The Janet Pomeroy Center455in San Francisco, CA 94132
about Herbst Swimming Pool/The Janet Pomeroy Center:
The pool offers two swimming programs for infants and toddlers, as well as an instructional class for kids 5 -12 years old. They also offer recreational swim times twice a week for families.
The "Cuttlefish Swim" program is a water adjustment program in a relaxed, friendly and fun environment for children ages six months to five years old. Songs and instruction are mixed to provide a playful, fun atmosphere for water adaptation. These classes are held Tuesday through Fridays in the mornings as well as some afternoon classes.
The "Penguin Swim" program is a parent child class that teaches more advanced swim skills to children ages three to six years old. To enroll in this program, a child must be able to put his/her face in the water on request. The Penguin Classes are held Tuesdays and Fridays in the afternoon.
The "Sea Otter" Learn to Swim Program is offered to kids five years and older and is our only program taught without parents in the water. We offer classes in Red Cross swim levels 1- 4. This class is taught Mondays and Thursdays in the afternoon.
The "Recreational Swim" Is an hour-long swim time with no instruction provided. We do offer any of our swimming equipment such as Kickboards, Bar Bells, and various water toys to parents to use during this hour. Recreation swim is held Thursday and Friday afternoon.
All instructors are certified by the Red Cross, and there is always a lifeguard on duty. An enrollment form must be filled out before a child may enter the pool.
Extra adults (such as grandparents) are welcome to attend classes, but please do not bring other children into the water if they are not enrolled. There is a minimum of one adult per child required for the Cuttlefish and Penguin Classes.