Valley news briefs: Four Fresno pools will reopen Monday

The Fresno BeeJune 16, 2013 

On Monday four learner pools will open in Fresno and offer activities for Fresno youth, courtesy of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno.

The pools at Einstein, Quigley, Fink-White and Romain neighborhood centers will be open daily from 1 to 5 p.m. until Aug. 18 and offer a variety of activities.

Summer swim programs were brought back to the pools with the help of a $60,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente, and Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s Summer Jobs Program provided funding to train and staff lifeguards at the pools.

Yosemite librarian honored by colleagues

Linda Eade, a Yosemite National Park research librarian, was awarded the Barry Hance Memorial Award for her service to the park and its mission, park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced.

She has worked for Yosemite since 1971 in concessions before her stint in the park's research library began in 1980. She's responsible for visitor and staff access to materials on park history, biology, botany, geology and more.

The park's research library has about 10,000 books relevant to natural and human history, including published personal accounts of Yosemite visitors from around the globe.

Big swim lesson planned in Clovis

The Wild Water Adventure Park east of Clovis will participate simultaneously Tuesday with other water parks globally in a Guinness Book of World Records attempt, the park said.

The fourth annual "World's Largest Swim Lesson" is free and will begin at 8 a.m. on Shaw Avenue five miles east of Clovis and is open to any child under the age of 18 who cannot swim.

Participants should arrive between 7 to to 7:15 a.m. with appropriate swimming attire, sandals or shoes, sunscreen, a towel and a parent. The lesson, expected to last less than an hour, will be given by certified American Red Cross swim instructors.

The record is 24,873 kids learning how to swim.

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