Operation Splash teaches swimming
Junior lifeguard training offered
Kaiser Permanente, the LA84 Foundation, the city of Los Angeles, as well municipal officials in other areas have teamed up to offer two weeks of free swim lessons to 6,000 youth and adults this summer.
Signups began at Los Angeles city pools on June 26, and students will have the opportunity to take 10 lessons.
City pools will also train an additional 780 junior lifeguards this summer. Those interested in a junior lifeguard scholarship must have some background in swimming and will be trained this year to work in pools next year.
To sign up for the lesson or the lifeguard training, call one of the participating pools.
Local pools involved in the program include:
109th Street, 1500 E. 109th St., (323) 789-2731
Algin Sutton, 8800 S. Hoover St., (323) 789-2826
Celes King III, 5001 Rodeo Road, (213) 847-3406
Central, 1357 E. 22nd St., (212) 765-0565
E.G. Roberts, 4526 W. Pico Blvd., (323) 936-8483
Fremont Indoor Pool, 7630 S. Towne Ave., (213) 847-3401
Jackie Tatum/Harvard Pool and Waterslide, 6120 Denker Ave., (323) 753-2197
Green Meadows, 431 E. 89th St., (323) 789-2726
Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, 5931 W. 18th St., (323) 933-8345
South Park, 345 E. 51st St., (323) 846-5366
Venice High School Pool, 2490 Wlagrove Ave., (310) 575-8260
Westchester, 9100 Lincoln Blvd., (310) 641-8734
The LA84 Foundation is also underwriting swim lessons and novice team sports, including water polo sponsorships at the pools below:
Carson Pool, 21436 S. Main St., (310) 830-1053
Scott Pool 23410 Catskill Ave., (310) 549-9051
Dominguez Aquatic Center, 21330 Santa Fe Ave., (310) 830-2391
Hemingway Aquatic Center 16605 S. San Pedro St., (310) 324-2515
Victoria Park Pool, 419 E. 192nd St., (310) 217-8372
Campanella Park Pool 14812 Stanford Ave., Compton, (310) 603-7011
Mona Park Pool 2291 E. 121st St. Compton 90222 310-603-3728
Lennox Park Pool, 10828 S. Condon Ave., (310) 419-2103
Los Angeles County
Bethune Park Pool, 1244 E. 61st St., Los Angeles, (323) 846-2646
Carver Park Pool 1400 E. 118th St., Los Angeles, (323) 357-3031
Enterprise Park Pool, 13055 Clovis Ave. Los Angeles, (310) 603-2334
Garrot Park Pool, 12603 S. Broadway Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 241-6701
Helen Keller Park Pool 1045 W. 125th St., Los Angeles, (323) 241-6703
Jesse Owens Park Pool, 9835 S. Westen Ave., Los Angeles (323) 241-6708
Krejci Park Pool, 8900 S. Maie Ave., Los Angeles (323) 586-7204
Roosevelt Park Pool, 7600 Graham Ave., Los Angeles (323) 586-7203
Ted Watkins Park Pool, 1335 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles (323) 357-3179
Everett Martin Pool, 35548 N. 92nd St. East, Littlerock, (661) 294-3532
George Lane Pool, 5520 W Ave L-8, Quartz Hill, (661) 294-3532
Oasis Pool, 3850 East Ave. S, (661) 267-6157
Marie Kerr Pool, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. (661) 267-6145
McAdams Pool, 38115 30th Street East (661) 267-5654
Courson Pool, 38226 10th St. East (661) 267-5688
LOS ANGLES, Calif.—Residents can safely dispose of unused and expired medications at participating police and sheriff’s stations on Saturday, authorities said today.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Los Angeles Police Department will hold disposal stations as part of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take-Back Day.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Leaving the fireworks to the professionals this July Fourth is a safer alternative than setting off pyrotechnics yourself.
That’s the message from safety officials to residents of Los Angeles County cities that allow the personal use of fireworks.
All fireworks are illegal for personal use within the city of Los Angeles, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
COMPTON, Calif. — Authorities arrested a man who allegedly tried today to kidnap a woman in Carson and then led deputies on a chase to the Athens Village area, where his car crashed into an SUV at an intersection and burst into flames.
Lawrence Dickerson, 36, was arrested following the crash, which occurred near Avalon Boulevard and 135th Street about 6:30 a.m., according to the sheriff’s department.
Two local students from Compton, pictured from left, Michael Simpson and Robert Butler III, as well as Breeland Abrams and Waldo Felix of Carson, led the California Academy of Math Science (CAMS) Pre-College Initiative (PCI) Team to a first-place finish at the National Amazing Race Math Edition Competition held in Indianapolis, Ind. during the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) spring conference.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — High surf pounded the coast and fierce winds howled across the Southland today, with gusts topping 70 mph whipping the Saugus area and 50 mph in Lancaster.