City packs summer with water sports, special courses – Low Calorie Diets Tips

The Ceres Recreation Department has planned a wide range of courses, sports and water sports for this summer that should interest just about every young person – and a few things that the adults can do too.

The summer water sports program offered by the City of Ceres begins on June 13th at the Ceres High School swimming pool. A team of Red Cross-certified staff will offer classes in the Ceres High School pool to teach teens as young as six months to swim.

“Parent & Me” swimming lessons for children from six months to three years and eleven months will be offered from June 13th in the morning and in the evening. The cost is $46. Pre-registration is required.

The preschool and toddler class is essentially about weaning the students from their parents and making them more independent in the water.

The goal of Level I is for students ages five to 13 to float on their backs without fear.

Level II focuses on freestyle swimming across the pool. Levels 3-5 refine swimming skills and become better divers and learn breaststroke and backstroke.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at, in person at 2701 Fourth Street or by calling 538-5682 for more information.

From June 13th to August 4th, recreational swimming at the pool is offered on Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $2 per person. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult. All participants are only required to wear swimwear in the pool. Buoyancy aids are not permitted, but Coast Guard-approved life jackets are. Concessions (excluding sodas) are available.

New this year are two Family Aquatic Nights taking place on Friday, July 29th and Saturday, August 27th from 5pm to 7pm. The cost is $10 per family (up to five members) and $3 for each additional person. Included are two hours of swimming, with each person getting a hot dog, bag of chips, and bottle of water. Registration is preferred to get a proper food count, but is not required. Drop-ins will be allowed based on how many sign up in advance.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at, in person at 2701 Fourth Street, or by calling (209) 538-5682 for more information.

Aqua-Fit Ceres courses for adults will be offered this summer.

Aqua Fit and Aqua Zumba classes are offered twice a week for an aqua aerobic workout that incorporates a mix of cardio and resistance training to tone the body without affecting the joints. The gentle aqua fitness course is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Participants 18 and older must bring floatable water weights, a noodle and water to drink.

The cost is $30. Check the city’s website for schedules at

Pre-registration is required. Register online at, in person at 2701 Fourth Street, or call Traci Farris at 538-5682 for more information.

New this summer are youth basketball and volleyball camps at multiple locations, a summer youth basketball mini-league at Cesar Chavez Junior School, junior culinary cooking classes at the Community Center, adult/youth yoga and specials dance classes at the community center; and various other classes.

Adult yoga and adult jazz dance are taught in separate sessions on Saturdays by Harveen Gill, who studied dance in college.

Yoga classes start on July 2nd and last until October. Session for all Saturdays in July and August is $40, with private classes available for $10 per person through the fall.

Adult jazz classes in July and August are $50 per adult.

Adult Zumba classes are held on Tuesday mornings and Thursday mornings for $15 per month.

The city is also offering ceramic painting classes for adults from June 18 to March 2023. The cost is $10 per course.

youth programs

The city has an extensive range of courses and programs for young people.

Pottery painting for children 5 years and older will be offered on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm June 18 – July 2023 and is USD 10 per child.

Jazz dance and modern dance classes for young people between the ages of 10 and 16 are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. The cost is $80.

The Youth Summer Basketball League will be offered July 11-28 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in four different grade levels – Kindergarten; first/second graders; third/fourth graders; and fifth/sixth graders. The cost is $75 per child. The games will be held at Cesar Chavez Junior High School, 2701 Eastgate Blvd. Registration is open until June 27 at the community center only, which is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Also this summer, junior tennis classes for intermediate (ages 11-17) and beginner (ages 6-10) will be offered at Central Valley High School. The cost is $35 for beginners and $49 for advanced. Check the city’s website for dates and times.

Robotics courses for youth through Project Spark will be offered on Saturdays, June 18th, July 9th, July 23rd and August 6th and are free.

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