Free family swim event for all Lopezians

  • Sun Apr 28th, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

You’re invited to Fidalgo Pool in Anacortes on Saturday, May 4, from 3-5 p.m. for a FREE Family Swim! Yes, the BIG slide and diving boards will be open! Yes, there will be the swinging ball and toys galore! Yes, we will have an adult area open. And, the balcony will be open so come and watch the fun, even if you don’t want to get in the pool.

For several years, FLIP has sponsored swim days for the elementary school students but this year we want ALL of Lopez Island to join the swim party. This community event is sponsored by FLIP with funds that were generously donated for this specific purpose, and not construction funds.

The Saturday ferry schedule (1:35 p.m. Lopez only to Anacortes) is timed perfectly. The pool is located at 1603 22nd Street and easy to get to. From the ferry, turn right onto K Ave., then right on 22nd St., drive one block, and the pool with be on your left. Please carpool if you choose to drive. There is a 6:00pm ferry back to Lopez.

We have hired buses to and from Anacortes terminal to the pool for Lopez School students and their families. The seats will be limited with bus reservations through the school. Sign up soon so you can walk on the ferry and be chauffeured to the pool! All children must have be supervised by an adult. (One adult can supervise up to 4 children.) All children will need to pass a swim test to determine if they need life jackets.

Lopez Island Family Resource Center and Lopez Island School District are our community partners in this event. If you are in need, a limited number of free adult pedestrian ferry tickets are available for this event. Call the Lopez Island Family Resource Center to see if you qualify, one per family. All children between 6 and 18 years will need to pay $6.85 for their walk-on ferry ticket to Lopez. Lopez teachers have volunteered to help out. Adults of all ages are encouraged to come and enjoy this fun time. We are needing more volunteers! Please call Linda at 360-468-4655 to sign up.

Come join the fun at this FREE Family Swim event for all of Lopez! Please spread the word and bring your family and friends! All you have to do is show up at Fidalgo Pool and say, “I’m from Lopez.” SPLASH!