Sierra Pool hosts summer kick off

Locals can splash around without breaking the bank
By: Sara Seyydin Journal Staff Writer
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It’s time for some wet, wild and free fun at the Sierra Pool. Auburn Recreation District is hosting a summer kick off party Saturday from 1-5 p.m. to celebrate the re-opening of the Sierra Pool for summer. Admission is free to the public and the first 250 people can even chow down on free hot dogs and soda. Recreation District Manager Sheryl Petersen said she is looking forward to the Memorial Day weekend festivity. The weather will be mostly sunny with a high of 63 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. “Come! The sun is out and it’s been such a hard winter this year,” Petersen said. “It’s the first opportunity to get back into the pool for the public. In addition to soaking up the sun, attendees can also check out the camp fair. Representatives from summer camp programs offered through the recreation district will be available to share information and answer questions. Families can also put the Placer Hills Pool Kick Off Party on their calendars Saturday, June 11. Admission is free and so are hotdogs. For those hooked on splashing around at a discounted price, the recreation district is also hosting Dollar Days and Family Fun Nights. Dollar Days, where admission per person is just one dollar, include the Fourth of July and Labor Day. The first Family Fun Night is June 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission to Family Fun Night is also just one dollar. Regular admission is $3 for ages seven and up and $2 for those seven and under. “It’s our way of giving back,” Petersen said. “In these economic times these events are important.” Ty Yarnell, Auburn Robalos Swim Team head coach, said her family has created many memories over the years at the pool. “For us the pool means a great deal to us,” Yarnell said. “Each summer we spend a great deal of time together on the pool deck. One of the things is it’s longevity for families.” Yarnell said that over the course of time raising her five children Chelsea Yarnell and Madisun, Annsley, McKenna and Aurrora Yarnell-Williams, the relationships they have built in the community is the greatest thing they have gained from their time at the pool and swimming for Robalos. Yarnell said those who enjoy swimming at the Sierra Pool can still sign-up for the swim team. “The summer recreation swimming allows them to have more than their face in the water and eyes on a black line,” Yarnell said. “Especially with today’s technology how many times are you in a five by one area with five others kids talking?” Reach Sara Seyydin at