Waterworks Aquatics will take over operation of the Sierra Madre Aquatic Center on June 9. Swim lessons, recreational and lap swim, camps and swim teams will still be held, though they will now occur year-round and fees for the programs are expected to change.
The new lease agreement is good news for the city’s budget: it will save the city $103,594 for fiscal year 2012-13.
Waterworks will offer its swim program to Sierra Madre residents, as well as residents in surrounding communities, including: Altadena, Arcadia, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Monrovia, San Marino, San Gabriel, Temple City, Duarte, Alhambra, El Monte, Baldwin Park, Rosemead, Azusa, and West Covina.
Pool employees and summer staff from last year will be able to reapply for their positions, and Waterworks says they will be given priority for job opportunities. If all of the positions are not filled with previous staff, Waterworks says they will hire from the community. Job openings can be found here: http://www.waterworksswim.com/employment.php.
Waterworks intends to create a Community Advisory Board of residents to “work hand-in-hand with the community to ensure they are providing services that will benefit the residents at a cost that is accessible,” according to a statement released by the city. Residents interested in joining the CAB, send an e-mail to Adam Matsumoto at email@example.com detailing their interest.
The board will also work with Waterworks to create a scholarship program for residents.
Residents interested in learning more about Waterworks and meeting the new operating staff can attend a meeting with on Saturday June 2 at 10:00 a.m. at the Aquatics Center, 611 E Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre.
Waterworks runs four other aquatics programs in Irvine, Carlsbad, Huntington Beach and Beverly Hills.
Special Deals on Swim Lessons
Right now, Waterworks is offering special package deals on swim lessons and a discount on summer swim camp:
- Buy 12 or more swim lessons, get one free
- Buy 16 or more swim lessons, get two free
- Buy 32 or more swim lessons, get three free
- Buy 46 or more swim lessons, get four free
- Get $25 off swim camp for registering early
How to Register for Swim Lessons and More
Register for swim lessons, swim camp and more at www.waterworksswimonline.com or in-person at the Aquatics Center, 611 E Sierra Madre Blvd. in Sierra Madre.