NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, all 12 City-operated swimming pools opened. The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission will facilitate summer aquatics programs throughout the city that will focus on water skills and education.
In December of 2010, Mayor Landrieu announced that the City entered into an agreement with the American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter to fund a year-round swimming lesson and lifeguard training program, under the direction of NORDC.
The City will operate 12 state-of-the-art pools this summer and approximately 7700 youth will be served by swimming lessons and programming, which marks an increase from last year’s programs which served 6700 youth.
This year NORDC will offer 34 kiddie (ages 4-12) camps which will serve at least 4655 children across the city through partnerships with schools, non-profits and faith-based organizations. This is 5 more camps than were in operation in 2011. There will be 7 teen camps (ages 13-17) which will serve 1000 teens across the city. In partnership with JOB1, teen camps will offer local teenagers career exploration seminars to allow for exposure to a variety of job fields. Kiddie Camp registration is still open for many camps.
Click here for more information on pool hours and 2012 NORDC Summer Programs.