Aquatic center open

NEEDLES — The aquatic center along J Street is open through Aug. 1, with exercise and lap swimming through September. Call 760-326-3866. The Monday through Thursday schedule:

6:30 to 8 a.m. - Lap swimming.

8 to 9:15 a.m. - Morning exercise.

9 to 10 a.m. - Staff inservice.

10 to 10:30 a.m. - Group swimming lessons.

10:30 to 11 a.m. - Private swimming lessons.

11 to 11:30 a.m. - Group swimming lessons.

11:30 a.m. to noon - Private swimming lessons.

Noon to 4 p.m. - Open swimming.

4 to 6:30 p.m. - Practice sessions for the Sandsharks swim team.

6:30 to 7 p.m. through July 11 - Group swimming lessons.

7 to 9 p.m. - Open swimming.

9 to 10 p.m. - Lap swimming.

Daytime admission rates are $2.50; ages three and under free. Nighttime admission, after Sandsharks practice, is $1.75 for adults, $1.25 for children. The daily rate for exercise and lap swimming is $1.50. Discounted passes are available. Life jackets and mats are available to rent.

Peewees play basketball

NEEDLES — Register by June 17 for the Needles Recreation Department’s youth basketball program.

Junior peewee league is for ages three to five; peewee is for ages six and seven. The season will begin July 1 to allow time for installation of a new gym floor at the rec center at 1705 J St. Game nights will be Mondays through Thursdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $40 for residents, $45 for non; sibling discounts are available. All fees must be paid or arrangements made before the season begins. Call Recreation Manager Jennifer Valenzuela at 760-326-2814.

Learn to swim

NEEDLES — Take swim classes at the Needles Aquatic Center. Group rates are $28 for eight half-hour sessions Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Private rates are $10 for a half-hour lesson with a four lesson minimum. Arrange dates and times with instructor.

The next group sessions will be held June 17 - 27 from 10 to 10:30 a.m.; 11 to 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m. Parent-tot lessons are offered during these dates only.

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