The summer tradition of water aerobics continues with the opening of the community pool in Taylorsville on June 14. Photo by Meg Upton

The pool opens in Taylorsville for the summer 2021 season

By Meg Upton

    The beginning of summer in Taylorsville always means pool time, swim school and water aerobics are about to make a splash.

    Swim school and water aerobics begin Monday, June 14.

     The first session of swim school runs from June 14 to June 24; the second session runs July 12 to July 22.

     “The classes are mostly filled, but if anyone is interested in swim school, they can call me,” said Laura Kearns who chairs the committee that oversees the pool. She can be reached at (530) 284-9980.

     Water aerobics classes start June 14. Sign ups will be at 4 p.m. on that day, although interested water aerobics enthusiasts can still sign up after that date. A 10-class pass will cost $55. Individual classes are $7 each class. The preferred method of payment by check.

    This year there will be two classes: one at 4:30 p.m., and a second at 5:45 p.m. each weekday. Each class is one hour.

    Ramona Eaglesmith and Kathleen Copeland are returning as water aerobic instructors.

    For more information call Judy Leland at (530) 284-6775.

     Open swim will be available starting July 26 (the pool is waiting until swim lessons are completed) running Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

     The pool season is scheduled to close on Sept. 3.

     “All classes and programs could be subject to change and I will be updating our website ( and our Indian Valley Community Pool facebook page,” said Kearns.

     “We are excited that the Open Swim [program] will be available again this year and look forward to a great summer of swimming and fun,” said Kearns.

     The community pool in Taylorsville is entirely run by volunteers and receives no grant funding or subsidies from the rec district. The pool supports itself from program fees, donations, business sponsors and fundraising events, such as the annual luau dinner—this year’s will be on Wednesday, September 3.

     The pool committee is always looking for new volunteers to get involved in any way they can. Potential volunteers are welcome to contact Laura Kearns, as can businesses looking to sponsor the pool with a sign that will be displayed on the fence in front of the pool area.

     Checks for donations or lessons can be made out to IVRPD-Pool and sent to PO Box 928, Greenville, CA 95947.