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By: Mavis Hansen

With all this hot weather, what could be better than a cool swim in the pool?  This summer has brought many in the community to enjoy all the facilities and great programs at the El Monte Aquatic Center,11001 Mildred Street, El Monte, CA.  Even though we are still having the hottest weather of the summer, the El Monte Aquatic Center is preparing the Fall Schedule. (Autumn officially begins on Sunday, September 22, 2013)  The Aquatic Center offers programs for those of all ages, from 6 months to seniors and is equipped for those physically challenged with wheelchair ramps and even water wheelchair and staff assistance.  Don’t know how to swim?  Learn to swim classes or private lessons are available and for those that swim, a variety of programs is available, such as the Sharks Aquatic Club and the Arrow Dive Club. The El Monte Aquatic Center, a state of the art facility, “Home of Olympic Swimming Champions Lance Larson and Sandy Neilson” includes an indoor pool, outdoor pool, water slide, indoor therapy pool, multiple meeting rooms and a multi-purpose conference room. For further information, call (626) 580-2213.

Back to School for many and just starting school for the youngsters at pre-school or Kindergarten.  For students in grades 4 – 12 Live Homework Help  and assistance in English, Math, Science and Social Studies is available.  This program is internet based and connects students with qualified tutors.  The service is free and is available in English and Spanish, on the County of Los Angeles Public Library website at:  To access the program, students need a County of Los Angeles Public Library card which is available free at any county Library location.  Live Homework Help is available every day in English from 1:00 – 10:00 p.m. and in Spanish from 3:00 – 7:00pm, Sunday through Thursday.  Any Questions please call (562) 940-8520.

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