Being out in the heat of the desert made me looking forward for a real swim.
Several years ago we accompanied a friend to Brawley, but there, the public pool is not heated. After half an hour in 64F (18 °C) cold water I was always FEEZING.
This year my friend found and started to use a pool in Yuma. There the water temperature is a delicious 84 F (28.8 °C).
We share a car ride and have used this opportunity a few times by now and, yesterday I finally took the camera to take some photos to show you how it looks like over there.
Take the the 4th Ave into Yuma and a right turn into 6th Street. The next turn is a left onto 6th Ave.
A few yards later on the right hand side is the pool area. The parking lot is not big, maybe 20 spots for the cars. There is no space for a big rig.
There is no entrance booth, the fee is paid to the live guard on duty.
They alternate their swimming hours between "lapses" or "play" swimming. This means: "No noodles" allowed when
there is "laps hour ".
Last time we were early and we did the swimming only, this time we played around with the "noodles".
I asked the live guards for the reason: It is winter time and the kids season starts at May 1st.
Great for us! We had a lot of fun.